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1 Luisi, Vincent and A. M. de Quesada Jr. Images of America: Dunedin.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (1999). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 127 pp. Near-Fine. From lower cover: In 1878, when two Scottish mercants were granted a petition to open a post office in their small unincoporated Florida community, tey were also given te privilege of officially naming the area. They called it Dunedin, the Gaelic word for Edinburgh, their Scottish home. Now, celebrating the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 1999, Dunedin has experienced more than a century of progress, struggle, and success. From the early conflicts among residents about hogs roaming the streets and the resulting, though ineffective, hog law, to the development of romantic Honeymoon Islands, now preserved as a state park, Dunedin's history is full of interesting stories, people, and images. The beautiful oak lined streets, the yacting clubs and competitions, and the development of the citrus and fishing industries in Dunedin are all an intregal part of the area's rich heritage... 
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2 de Quesada, A. M., Jr. and Vincent Luisi. Images of America: Pinellas County.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia publishing, (1998). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, sepia tone photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Pinellas County, Florida, has a rich and varied history. From the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the sponge and seafood industry it supported, to wartime training and recruiting, to the world's first commercial airplane flight, Pinellas County has seen many changes through the years. In Pinellas County, authors A. M. de Quesada Jr. and Vincent Luisi have compiled over 200 images of everyday Pinellas County, and coupled them with illuminating text that brings to life the area's fascinating history. Drawing from their personal collections, as well as from the collections of the Dunedin Historical Society, Clearwater Historical Society, St. Petersburg Historical Society, Pinellas County Historical Museum, and the Tarpon Springs Historical Society, de Quesada and Luisi present a well-rounded look at a beautiful, historic, and vibrant part of central Florida... 
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3 de Quesada, A. M., Jr. and Vincent Luisi. Images of America: Pinellas County.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia publishing, (1998). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, sepia tone photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Pinellas County, Florida, has a rich and varied history. From the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the sponge and seafood industry it supported, to wartime training and recruiting, to the world's first commercial airplane flight, Pinellas County has seen many changes through the years. In Pinellas County, authors A. M. de Quesada Jr. and Vincent Luisi have compiled over 200 images of everyday Pinellas County, and coupled them with illuminating text that brings to life the area's fascinating history. Drawing from their personal collections, as well as from the collections of the Dunedin Historical Society, Clearwater Historical Society, St. Petersburg Historical Society, Pinellas County Historical Museum, and the Tarpon Springs Historical Society, de Quesada and Luisi present a well-rounded look at a beautiful, historic, and vibrant part of central Florida... 
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4 de Quesada, A. M. Images of America: Ybor City.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (1999). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: In 1885, Vicente Martinex Ybor purchased 40 acres of land northeast of Tampa, and there he began the cigar industry that would soon draw thousands of immigrants to Ybor City. The diverse population of the are, known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, came from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe. Some residents worked in the various stages of cigar manufacturing, from picking tobacco to constructing cigar boxes, while others operated the local shops and businesses. A unique culture grew from the intermingling of the various traditions and languages found in Ybor City, and residents proudly proclaimed themselves Los Tampanos (or Tampanian). A strong sense of community has been an ever-present part of Ybor City, through the politically charged years of Cuba's fight for independence as well as the comfortable days of social clubs and dinners. Author and historian A. M. de Quesada has crafted a rich visual history of this Florida town...Spanning a 100-year period, these photographs and the fascinating stories behind them are sure to provide readers with an interesting and entertaining glimpse into the history of this vibrant region. 
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5 de Quesada, A. M. Images of America: Ybor City.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (1999). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine. From lower cover: In 1885, Vicente Martinez Ybor purchased 40 acres of land northeast of Tampa, and there he began the cigar industry that would soon draw thousands of immigrants to Ybor City. The diverse population of the area, known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, came from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe. Some residents worked in the various stages of cigar manufacturing, from picking tobacco to constructing cigar boxes, while others operated the local shops and businesses. A unique culture grew from the intermingling of the various traditions and languages found in Ybor City, and the residents proudly proclaimed themselves Los Tampanos (or Tampanian). A strong sense of community has been an ever-present part of Ybor City, through the politically charged years of Cuba's fight for independence as well as the comfortable days of social clubs and dinners... 
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