For those special times when you'd like to send a postcard from a beautiful place you've visited or you have a message to share and you also appreciate beautiful scenery of Florida wilderness, send one of the Greetings from Sunshine State postcards from Florida Scapes collection.
The theme for most of these postcards is spectacular scenery discovered on freshwater kayaking trips around Florida.
Florida Interesting Facts
- Titusville, known as Space City, USA, is located on the west shore of the Indian River directly across from the John F. Kennedy Space Center.
- Venice is known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World. Collecting prehistoric sharks teeth has been a favorite pastime of visitors and residents of the Venice area for years.
- Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World.
- DeFuniak Springs is home to one of the two naturally round lakes in the world.
- The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a cable-stayed concrete bridge. Opened in 1987 the bridge coasts through the clouds at 190 feet above water. Its bright yellow support cables spread from the two center pillars. The structure gives drivers unobstructed view of the water during the 4.1 mile trip over Tampa Bay.
- Plant City, the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World, holds the Guinness record for the world's largest strawberry shortcake. The 827 square-foot, 6,000 pound cake was made on Feb. 19, 1999 in McCall Park.
- Ybor City was once known as the Cigar Capital of the World with nearly 12,000 tabaqueros (cigar-makers) employed in 200 factories. Ybor City produced an estimated 700 million cigars a year at the industry's peak.
- Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers.
- Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.
- The United States city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.
- Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
- Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.