Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sub-tropical Exposition January to May 1888

The Sub-tropical Exposition in Jacksonville opened January 12, 1888 and gave rise to quite a few articles in the "Florida Star" during 1888.   It was designed to lure tourists to Florida, and was purely spectacular.  With the Brevard exhibit, visits to the Exposition, and Brevard Day, there was quite a bit to report.  It was after attending the Sub-tropical, that President Grover Cleveland traveled south and visited Titusville.  (News from the "Star" about the preparations for the Presidential visit and the visit itself will be shared on this blog when the time comes.)

The building that was erected for the Exposition covered over an acre of ground.  It was torn down, but the MetroJacksonville website has amazing pictures pulled from the Florida State Archives Florida Memory Collection, as well as information about the Exposition.  

To get a sense of the magnitude and details of the Sub-tropical, visit UF Digital Collection and peruse a guidebook from the exposition.  

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