Title: Overnight Millionaires of Florida
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,','. N AMAZING Tale of
^-' ^Modern Al4ddins Turning
- Poverty Into Palaces and Waste
k " Into Sudden Wealth-The Story
"? J \ of America's Greatest Land Rush

SPictures by ROBERT A. G"RAE

4 .

It is a rust do Isse: **
trains, by steamers. ix aeto-
mobiles, prvEate yacks, and A



A ERICA'S greatest land rush, a
movement which is more aston-
Sishing and dramatic than any
other in the history of the United
States, is at its height. Compared
with it the gold rush into California,
the mad dash into the Klondike, the swarming
of humanity in the opening of the West and the
Northwest, the Cripple Creek stampede, the
race of the thirty thousand into Oklahoma
when the Indian Territory was thrown open
to settlers, and the oil boom rushes at Bakers-
field and Burkburnett, seem punv affairs.


By Paul L. Kinkead

A million and a half persons (some estimate
more than two millions) are joined in the
rush from all parts of the United States and
Canada. It is a rush de luxe; the hardships
of the covered wagon days, the scurvy of Cali-
fornia camps, the frozen death of that terrible
stampede for gold over the White Horse pass,

are missing. In this great rush the
million or more are moving on more
than twenty de luxe trains, by steam-
ers, in thousands of automobiles, in
private yachts, and even in airplanes.
In the movies, hidden treasure,
whether gold or jewels, always is known as the
"Weenie "-and in this rush the "Weenie" is
land, which they expect to pan fortunes greater
than those that came from the sands of the
Yukon or the lodes of the Comstock. Not even
John Law, with his Louisiana Company, or

F~ebruary 21, 1925


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