When that tired old Spaniard, Juan Ponce de Leon, landed with flags and thirst and prayers of thanksgiving upon the southeastern strand of North America, he at once inquired after a specific against old age and mortality—a miracle-flowing spring of everlasting youth and happiness.

Later generations of tired men found out that Florida's sunshine, fruits and seabathing were far more efficacious than her hidden springs of sulphurous water for reviving the liver and circulation.

Rich men first, then poor men in thankful thousands, flocked to the southeastern U. S. and made it a...

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