Under the Live Oaks on a Florida Highway
Collection: Landscapes

Title

Under the Live Oaks on a Florida Highway

Subject

Florida--Description and travel

Description

On verso:
No. 208. UNDER THE LIVE OAKS OF A FLORIDA HIGHWAY.
The live oak (Quercus Virginia) is a broadly spreading tree with glossy, dark green leaves affording a dense shade. For this reason it is widely planted in the south for ornament and along highways. It rarely grows taller than 60 feet. The trees are usually richly draped with Spanish or Florida moss (Tillandsia), which adds considerable to their striking appearance.
Florida’s mild and even winter climate has made it a favorite resort of invalids and others who wish to escape the rigors of the north, while the beauties of its luxuriant, semi-tropical vegetation and its excellent opportunities for shooting and fishing are additional attractions. The fishing for tarpon, the largest and gamiest of game fish (up to 200 pounds in weight) has its headquarters in this state. The maximum height above sea level of any point in the state does not exceed 400 feet. The whole of the soil is composed of materials recently brought together on the sea floor.
A8523

Creator

Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

1898

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

208



Citation
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), “Under the Live Oaks on a Florida Highway,” Digital Canton, accessed August 16, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/783.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches