(Original Caption) Typical of the Gold Rush of '49 are the scenes now evident in practically every corner of Florida. Unable to cope with the unprecedented housing demands made of her by hundreds of thousands of tourists who have flocked to Florida, some in quest of a slice of her realty melon. Tourists camps have sprung up practically. It is estimated by officials that there are more than 200,000 so called "Tin- cans tourists in Florida today. Most of these are working in the cities and are working their way thru a vacation commuting in their flivvers from camp to work Photo above shows a general view of tent City Corral Gables, Florida, the residents of which pay on an average of $55 a month rent.
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May 17th, 2020
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