Giant Cypress

Giant Cypress Seminole County Florida


Stock #: 283497
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
City: Seminole County
State: Florida (FL)
Publisher: EKC
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Centuries ago, probably a few before the discover of America by Columbus, and before Pnce de Leon set foot on "The Land of Flowers", there was a little cypress tree growing in central Florica. And it grew and grew, with the result shown above. The "Big Tree" believed to be the oldest and largest in the United States of its kind is located between Lake Mary and Longwood, just off the Old Orlando Highway. It is 125 feet high, and 47 feet around at the base with a diameter of 17 1/2 feet. It is Florida's principal rival of the Giant California redwoods. How the majestic cypress was spared in all the years of Spanish, British and American colonization and settlement seems a mystery. It stands nevertheless, as a monument to the security and stability of central Florida through the years. At the left may be seen a mere man looking up at the forest wonder. The photograph is the work of Leon Page, of Winter Park, Florida, and is copyrighted by Mr. Page
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