50 vintage pics of kids growing up in Florida

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Whether you grew up in Florida or only spent a small chunk of your childhood here, it's likely your memories of Florida as a kid are distinct from those of boys and girls who were raised in environments where you didn't stumble upon dead rattlesnakes in your yard, create sand sculptures at the beach or begrudgingly pose with your siblings in front of palm fronds. We searched Florida Memory's archives to get an idea of what growing up in Florida looked like, dating back to the early 1900s, and we discovered it's not always all that different from how it was when we were kids in the Sunshine State - although it might be taboo to "play on a beached whale" nowadays.

| Photos by Florida Memory