Weird Florida: You Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Travel - 237 pages
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Ah, Florida - sun, surf, sand, South Beach, and senior citizens. That's about it, right? Well, no, not exactly. Florida is also one of the best places to chart your weirdest travel destinations. And who better to chronicle this state's fabled places, roadside wonders, bizarre beasts, and downright peculiar people than Charlie Carlson, a tenth-generation Floridian. All who know Charlie can testify that he is one very strange dude and the perfect person to steer you to Florida's best-kept secrets and oddest legends. Mosquito netting in place and notepad in hand, Charlie has waddled through swamps, trekked the lesser-traveled roads, and visited the weirder destinations of our country's only peninsula state. Looking for the odd and the offbeat, he found them everywhere. He has tracked down impossible-to-believe tales that had just enough truth in them to create the same uneasiness a gator sighting would. Whether it's the Skunk Ape, the Devil's Chair of Cassadaga, or the She-Man of the Caloosahatchee River, Charlie presents it here for you, our fellow admirers of the weird.
 

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User Review  - ladybug74 - LibraryThing

Most of this book was interesting, but there were a few parts that I only scanned over because they weren't quite as interesting to me. This book discusses a variety of "weird" places to visit and ... Read full review

Weird Florida

User Review  - nancyfromjax - Overstock.com

My daughter gave me this book as a hostess gift after visiting for a week. And once I opened it I could not put it down. I have lived in Florida since 1965 and was familiar to one degree or another ... Read full review

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special Floridians who volunteer so much of their
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Erika Joyce and Charlie 111 and my grandsons Ancient Mysteries
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worse To my best friend Dotyouve always
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thanks for spending time in the kennel while I
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a big thanks to all my readers and fans for your
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have been a great resource for
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Roadside Oddities
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Roads Less Traveled
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After serving in the US Army for over 26 years and retiring as a Sergeant Major, Charlie Carlson began writing books on the strange and unusual as well as several historical books. As a Florida Independent Film Award winner, Carlson currently lives in Central Florida where he continues to write both books and screenplays for movies and produces movies related to the paranormal.

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