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The Jungle Trail: 1910

The Jungle Trail: 1910

Continuing our Sunshine State sojourn circa 1910. "The jungle trail, Palm Beach, Florida." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Looking Closely

Do I see Toto way back on the path?

Tis the Season

Most guests arrive in Palm around New Year's Day. The season ended and the resorts closed shortly after the big St. Patrick's Day Ball.

They were likely guests at the Hotel Royal Poinciana coming back from or heading to Alligator Joe's- a popular destination at the end of the Jungle Trail.

Keebler tree

Now I know where the elves bake all those delicious treats.

A star in the jungle

He really looks like Paul Newman.

The Palm Beach Afromobile

Although a decidedly un-PC term by today's standards, these Palm Beach wicker chariots, almost always powered by African-Americans, were widely called "Afromobiles" as a humorous twist on the newfangled term "automobile."

These folks are riding under the limbs of a local oddity known as the Florida strangler fig tree (Ficus aurea), which begins life in another tree until it strangles it. The fig then thrives on the nutrients left by the decaying host.... Hmmm, sounds like a good Halloween story!

Steam bath

Can you say "overdressed"?

[Florida was a winter resort, so maybe not. - Dave]

Old-school E-ticket ride

"And now, the most dangerous part of our journey- the return to civilization and those Florida railways."

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