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obruary 202 1936
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Tho sout.hern.most toon in I asco .WUQty, popu-
lation 900, on ':est Coast 7ixie Highay Uf 19, and
the Pithlochascotee )("Cotee") rivor, 3 ml from the
ulf of ..oxico. A modern community in a region of msoi-
tropical beauty. any celebrities of tho screen, theatre
ani sports -orld r:-ke their winter holes here, amont them,
Thomas "ei~_,har, ene arazen and Cscar lhaw.
here are modern hotels, tourist cam.V a an schools;
churcrhe of .:most delnominations; an active 'Tamber of 'iom-
merce; motion picture theatre; tourist, civic and social clubs;
and exceptionally iood public library. :ew Port ichoy
is within easy motoring distance of the larger test cast
resorts. Although not on a main line ?', the community is
served by motor busses, with frequent daily schedules between
the town and Tarpon SIrlngs, 9i l south.
State ".d 293, is
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Lake Gardens ard rude anch, 3 mi east on
a larjo! privately owned game preserve of
acres. There is an unique cypress clubhouse,
New Port Fichey V)
offering all facilities; cabins. Hunting, fishing, horse-
back riding can be enjoyed. The extensive gardens of
azaleas, roses annuals and rare tropical flowers are par-
ticularly interesting. Admission 25
The Cotee River, famed in text and brush, flowing
from hidden springs about 15 mi inland, passes through
the town, and for miles the winding tropical river front-
age is dotted with small homes and estates. Native vari-
colored phosphate rock, taken from the high banks, is used
much for building purposes. Boat troops can be arranged
and the fishing is as inviting as the scenery. The wide
US Highway 19 follows the river for more than two miles.
Along it, huge magnolia trees, in bloom during the spring
are worth seeing.
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