Florida: coast by coast V – Tarpon Springs 2

Tarpon Springs attracted settlers in the 1880s because of its mineral springs, nearness to the Gulf of Mexico, supply of lumber, orange groves and sponge beds. The immigration of Greek sponge divers gave the city its colorful, festive atmosphere that draws people here today.

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Florida: coast by coast V – Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs is synonymous with sponges: sponge divers, sponge boats, Greek culture, music and food. A walk down the waterfront in Tarpon Springs will transport you to another time in another country.

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