Florida January 29, 2016
These 19 Photos of Florida In The 60s Are Mesmerizing
The 1960s were a fascinating time in history, here in Florida and across the nation. So much has changed from then to now, yet many things have stayed the same. These photos offer just a glimpse of daily life in our state during that time:
1. It's pretty rare to see young kids playing chess in the park like this anymore.
2. Marbles were a very popular pastime that you don't see as often these days, either.
3. I'm pretty sure girls still love doll houses, though.
4. Plenty of folks remember their first job as a paper boy. This photo shows the Tallahassee Democrat delivery boy bike race.
5. This all-female band performing at a New Year's celebration in Fort Lauderdale looks pretty awesome to me.
Fort Lauderdale, 1969
6. Many an afternoon was spent chatting with friends and neighbors in the kitchen.
7. Of course, the FSU vs. UF rivalry is still going strong.
8. And you can still attend the Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola.
9. The '60s were a time of great social change as well. This photo was taken at a sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.
10. This café in Little Havana was captured in 1961.
11. There are still drive-ins, but they're just not the same. Pictured is Chandler's drive-in restaurant in Tallahassee.
12. Here a family enjoys a picnic on the beach at Cayo Costa Island.
13. These children in Southwest Elementary's play "May Queen Party" look adorable in their homemade costumes and scenery.
14. Apparently there was a time when everyone actually sat down to eat together.
Suwannee River, 1965
15. We still love the Florida State Fair, of course.
16. This photo shows a bird's-eye view of a pretty swanky Florida pool party.
17. Popular hair styles required a lot more upkeep back in the day. Pictured is a woman waiting under a hair dryer in a beauty shop in Tallahassee.
18. Square dancing at the Florida Folk Festival looks like it was a lot of fun. You can still attend this festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
White Springs, 1961
19. The Keys have changed over the years as well, but we still love them just as much. Here is a couple chatting after ordering stone crabs and other dishes.
Florida Keys, 1963
Were you in Florida in the 1960s? What do you remember most about that time? Please share any thoughts, memories or photos with us below.