Author and history professor, Raymond Arsenault explores the history of St. Petersburg and the lower Pinellas Peninsula from the recesses of prehistory to the middle of the twentieth century.
Old St. Petersburg's local life revolved around a number of unique institutions and traditions that reflected the city's long association with the Florida Dream- the centuries-old promise of perpetual warmth, health, comfort, and leisure. While not achieving this mythic ideal, Arsenault weaves his way through St. Petersburg's colorful history, detailing the population and economic growth it experienced until 1950. Equally impressive are the generous use of period photographs and maps.
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