Kissimmee: Gateway to the Kissimmee River Valley (Making of America (Arcadia)) (Paperback)

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Kissimmee, Florida traces its name to the Jororo tribe, among the first to settle along the river valley. Riverboat captains, entrepreneurs, and speculators found Kissimmee and nearby Lake Tohopekaliga irresistible, and soon settlers followed. The 1880s marked this city's first brush with tourism, as the Tropical Hotel became the largest resort hotel south of Jacksonville. As the cattle town struggled to survive floods, the Depression, and downtown neglect in favor of spillover Walt Disney World business, committed citizens fought back and spiritedly rekindled the town into a favored tourist spot.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738524375
ISBN-10: 0738524379
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 15th, 2003
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Making of America (Arcadia)