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  • Historical PhotosThis steam boat was built in 1886 and used by the Dixon Crucible Company to haul timber on the Suwanee and Crystal Rivers. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosRowboat at Three Sisters Springs sometime in the early 1900s. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosTwo men fish from their boat on the banks of the Crystal River circa 1900s. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosFamily fishing from their boat in Kings Bay circa 1900s. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosLover's Bridge was a foot bridge connecting The Magnolia Lodge to the downtown area of Crystal River during the 1920's. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosMr. McBride used his boat, seen here in the 1920s, to transport people to Shell Island and other locations on the river. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosThis is a view of Crystal River near Hunters Springs sometime in the 1920's. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosThis glass-bottom boat business toured the Crystal River during the 1940s. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosThe still-popular swimming site of Hunters Springs seen here in the 1960s. Photo provided by the Citrus County Archives and Special Collections.
  • Historical PhotosThis early 1960s photo was taken prior to construction of the Plantation Inn. Photo provided by Phillis Rosetti.
  • Historical PhotosThis is a photo of Port Paradise in the early 1960s. Photo provided by Phillis Rosetti.
  • Historical PhotosA boat on Kings Bay, year unknown. Photo provided by Jay McKeever.
  • Historical PhotosA diver explores King Spring in 1969. Photo provided by Jay McKeever.
  • Historical PhotosPort Paradise, year unknown. Photo provided by Jay McKeever.
  • Historical PhotosMany manatees can be seen in this aerial of King Spring around 1980. Photo provided by Philip Courter.
  • Historical PhotosThis is an aerial of King Spring around 1980. Photo provided by Philip Courter.
  • Historical PhotosManatees and vast amounts of hydrilla in Kings Bay around 1980. Photo provided by Philip Courter.
  • Historical PhotosA manatee and photographer swim together between King and Palm Springs around 1980. Photo provided by Philip Courter.
  • Historical PhotosThe first manatee sanctuaries were installed in the Banana Island area in the early 1980s. Photo provided by Philip Courter.
  • Historical PhotosDivers at King Spring in 1988. Photo provided by Jay McKeever.
  • Historical PhotosThumbs up at King Spring in 1988. Photo provided by Jay McKeever.
 
 
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