By R. Wayne Ayers

Tampa Bay's Gulf shorelines follows the attention-grabbing improvement of the seashore strip alongside the Gulf of Mexico, from Pass-a-Grille to Clearwater seashore, from its early cost within the overdue 1800s till its blossoming as a vacationer haven after global conflict II. This well-known seashore strip is the delight of citizens and a prime vacation spot for seashore fanatics around the globe with its miles of white sand and excellent sunsets. historical past indicates that only a century in the past the strip used to be mostly an unlimited desert visited essentially via fishermen and some adventurous bathers and sightseers. through the years, interest progressively gave strategy to an abiding affinity for those appealing shores and cities that sprang up alongside the shore.

Through classic postcards and photographs, a various staff of individuals and areas are proven as they really appeared-sportsmen and their "catches;" bathers whose clothes advanced from bloomers and formal costume to one-piece bathing matches; the early "swing" and rickety wood bridges; rustic body inns giving approach to glossy lodges; the "downtown" components of Indian Rocks seashore, Pass-a-Grille, Madeira seashore, and Clearwater seashore; plus casinos, bathhouses, waterslides, a Grand inn, and masses more.

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