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Sunset View on Lake Dora
IN THE "MOUNTAINS" OF FLORIDA
"The Town Beautiful," is located one hundred and twenty-five miles south of
Jacksonville and twenty five miles west of Sanford. It is reached by taking the after-
noon Atlantic Coast Line train from Jacksonville, changing at Sanford, or by taking Pull-
man on same train without change.
Its commanding position, one hundred feet above and overlooking Lake Dora, the
abundance of tropical shrubbery, the rolling stretches of pine and hammock land sur-
rounding it, has won for it the just distinction of being the most scenic spot in Florida.
Lake County is the Switzerland of Florida. The country is "mountainous" for Flor-
ida, and it contains over thirteen hundred lakes. Seven of the largest lakes, of which
Lake Dora is one, combine to form the "Big Lake System of Lake County." These
lakes are of pure artesian water and are at a considerable altitude above sea level.
The banks are high and the shores form fine beaches of white sand. Mt. Dora has more
miles of cement side walks than any other town of its size in Florida. It is lighted by
electricity, has telephone connection over local and long distance wires, good hotels,
churches, schools and bank. It is in the largest orange and grape fruit producing sec-
tion of the State. The drinking water is as pure as can be found and as a natural conse-
quence it is remarkably healthful.
More than two thousand tourists are entertained here each year, and many have be-
come permanent residents, after spending several winters as tourists.
A new yacht club house has just been completed, thereby adding materially to the
social advantages. The annual Regatta and the races on Lake Dora are one of the big
events for winter visitors throughout this section of the State.
A FERTILE, well drained soil of a yellow texture in a rolling country protected from
frosts by the numerous lakes, and an altitude averaging higher than any other State,
is the reason that this immediate section leads in fruit growing.
Young Grape Fruit Tree
O UR waters abound in black bass and other fish.
The most exacting anglers are seldom disap-
Results of an hour's fishing on Lake Dora
THERE are many nice homes in Mt. Dora owned by the most hospitable and sociable
people to be found anywhere. Their doors are always open, figuratively as well as
literally, to the stranger, and if one does"not feel at home here it is his fault.
Corner of Hawley Street and Fifth Avenue
From this water front you can travel by boat through seven large lakes-they are all connected by navigable channels-and then by way of two rivers to
the Atlantic Coast. This is something that cannot be said of any other inland section of the State.
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Water Front showing boat houses and a portion of the town
(New Yacht Club House to the right of center)
ONTRARY to falsely' conceived ideas of many who do not know, this forest does
not contain either reptiles or germs of diseases. One could spend days and nights
in it without shelter and never suffer from either cause.
A tropical forest on the borders of the town
THIS view of Lake Dora, taken from the front yard of one of the homes overlooking
it, gives some idea of the elevation the town has above the lake. The large cam-
phor tree in the foreground is one of the most ornamental of tropical shade trees.
Imagine a sunset from this point
THE live oaks, festooned with moss, the stately palms, and many other tropical spe-
cies of trees and shrubs give the forests an inviting appearance even in the mid-
winter season. It is eternal spring with them-they know no winter.
A Lake Shore Walk
AKE Atlantic Coast Line train
that leaves Jacksonville in the
afternoon, change at Sanford, and
arrive at Mt. Dora in the early
evening. The same train car-
ries through Pullman without
For further information write
SECRETARY BOARD OF
MT. DORA, FLA.
AND LAKE REGION
OF LAKE COUNTY
This system of large lakes not only affords scenery, boating and fishing, but so tempers the
air that we are warmer in winter, and cooler in summer than two hundred miles further south.
BOARD OF TRADE