Oddball Florida by Jerome Pohlen
A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

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This entertaining guide directs travelers to the off-the-wall and offbeat destinations in Florida, home of gator wrestlers, school bus demolition derbies, Hemingway wannabes, the Fountain of Youth, the Nudist Hall of Fame, and a utopian community based on the premise that the earth is not round, but concave. Additional oddball attractions include a graveyard for roosters, the world’s largest strawberry, the world’s smallest police station, and museums dedicated to seashells, hamburgers, oranges, teddy bears, sponges, air conditioning, and one very old petrified cat. Documenting local oddities and forgotten history, this travel guide covers Florida in six regions with maps and detailed directions for each site as well as phone numbers, hours, web sites, and various photographs.
 

About Jerome Pohlen

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Jerome Pohlen is an editor and educational writer who has written 10 travel guides, including Oddball Wisconsin, Oddball Iowa, Oddball Indiana, and Progressive Nation. His travel writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Reader's Digest, and Time Out Chicago. He has been a regular contributor on travel and culture for Eight Forty-Eight, which airs on WBEZ, Chicago's NPR affliate.
 
Published November 1, 2003 by Chicago Review Press. 318 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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The Kennedy Space Center, for example, is""a place where nerds with pocket protectors, the ones who push the boundaries of human exploration, are given the respect they deserve."" Other entries are just places where famous incidents took place, such as the mall where Jennifer Capriati got busted ...

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