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Florida is the best lied-about State in the Union! Observed a Northern tourist who had spent some few days in the State.
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When locals went to bed on Christmas Eve, the Royal Palm was well on its way to being completed, the downtown had largely started to take shape, homes had begun to sprout up, and everyone eagerly awaited the opening of the tourist season in January (Sewell, 2008).
From the cooperative energies of these various groups, they worked together to turn Florida into the leading tourist destination in the U.S., and through their continued efforts, they continue to reinvent notions of pleasure and paradise to sustain the state’s position as a leading vacation resort.
Sessa, Frank B. “Miami on the Eve of the Boom: 1923” Tequesta. Number 11 (1951), 1-25.
Sewell, John. Miami Memoirs. Miami: Arva Parks and Co, 2008.
Shaffer, Marguerite S. See America First: Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.