March 11, 2015

Rainbow Springs


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Overlook point above Rainbow Spring

Rainbow Spring is a first magnitude spring and the origin of the Rainbow River. Swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking are popular here as well as tubing further down the river.

Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida

March 11, 2015
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accession number: 2015-03-11 1
state: florida
region: florida-west-coast
locality: rainbow-springs-park-florida

coordinates: 29.1027 N -82.4375 W
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Boiling Spring at Rainbow Springs

Boiling Spring is actually part of the group known together as Rainbow Springs (formerly Blue Spring), fourth largest in Florida, producing 490 million gallons a day.

Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida

March 11, 2015
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accession number: 2015-03-11 2
state: florida
region: florida-west-coast
locality: rainbow-springs-park-florida

coordinates: 29.1013 N -82.4363 W
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Fake waterfalls at Rainbow Springs

From the 1930's through 1970's Rainbow Springs was a privately owned commercial attraction. In addition to mermaid shows and submarine rides, several artificial waterfalls were constructed.

Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida

March 11, 2015
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state: florida
region: florida-west-coast
locality: rainbow-springs-park-florida

coordinates: 29.102 N -82.4361 W
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Azaleas in the gardens at Rainbow Springs

During its period as a private tourist attraction the grounds at Rainbow Springs were extensively landscaped and planted with thousands of azaleas.

Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida

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state: florida
region: florida-west-coast
locality: rainbow-springs-park-florida

coordinates: 29.1026 N -82.4358 W
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Ruins of the Yulee Sugar Mill

Sugar was an important early crop in the Homosassa area, as evidenced by these sugar mill ruins from the 1850's.

near Homosassa Springs, Florida

March 11, 2015
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accession number: 2015-03-11 5
state: florida
region: florida-west-coast
locality: homosassa-springs-florida

coordinates: 28.7842 N -82.6079 W
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