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Open Range: 1939

Open Range: 1939

January 1939. "Typical Florida country near Moore Haven." Or should that be Moo Haven? Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.


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"On June 7, 1949, the Governor of Florida, Fuller Warren, approved Senate Bill No. 34, which required owners of livestock to prevent their animals from “running at large or straying upon public roads.”

See this.

Still rural and out of the tourism mainstream

In that part of central Florida, it's still typical.

Bovine Heaven

My parents lived in central Florida for a short time about 65 years ago (just before I was born back up in Ohio!). My mother told me that it was mostly cattle country back then in the pre-Disney days so this kind of thing probably was very typical.

As they say

"The grass is always greener on the other side."

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