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Sulphur Springs: Florida's Coney Island

From the late 19th century until the 1940s, the mineral springs made the once independent community of Sulphur Springs (annexed to Tampa in 1953) a national tourist attraction, hosting a unique shopping arcade/hotel, 40-foot water slide and alligator farm.


The Sulphur Springs Water Tower was built in 1927 and remains an iconic symbol today. This short video tells the story of the community's early days as "Florida's Coney Island." 

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