Posted September 22, 2018 09:17:10 The pictures of a lake that sits in the middle of the Great Swamp were taken by a tourist in the early 1900s.
He called them “the pictures of the lake” because the water was so beautiful and the trees were so large.
The picture above is one of many of the great Florida pictures that tourists took of Lake St. Louis during the early days of the tourism boom.
Aerial shots from 1903 show a canal that would later be built across the swamp to provide a lake for the state of Florida.
The canal would eventually be named St. Lucie in honor of the Florida pioneer, who died in 1904.
The photo above was taken by another Florida tourist, and shows a lake called St. John’s Lake, which would eventually become St. Mary’s Lake.
In 1904, a man named William P. Taylor started work on a waterway across the Great St. Johns River from St. Clair Bay, which now is known as Lake St Louis.
The waterway was named after his son, a future President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Great Swamp Lake and St. LUCIE Lake are pictured in this aerial view from the Great Florida Trail in St. Petersburg, Florida, on July 17, 2019.
The name St. Lucy’s Lake in 1912 comes from the family of the late John Lucy, who owned a boatyard in Lake St LUCY, Florida.
Lucy, who was the state’s first governor, was known as a staunch believer in water transportation.
He would later die in a plane crash at the age of 64.
The lake and St LURIES lakes are pictured on July 18, 2019, in St Petersburg, Fla.
The pictures of St. Lucas and St Louis were taken in the late 1930s, after the Great Depression hit.
It was the only time the Great Sunshine State would experience a drought in its history.
The photos of St LUDLIES Lake in 1927 and the Great Sunland Lake in 1928 are from a trip to St. Augustine, Fla., by the author.
The state of Georgia would later add St. Luke’s Lake to its list of “National Natural Landmarks.”
The Great St Louis and St Lucy’s Lakes in 1927 are seen in this photograph from the St. Pete Times in St Louis, Missouri, on August 1, 1929.
The St. Mark’s Lake is pictured on August 11, 1929, in Lakeland, Florida.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Great Florida trail, which stretches from Lake St Lucie to the Gulf of Mexico, would later become the Lakeland Trail.