Scenic USA - Florida
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka|
Stephen Foster first introduced Americans to the Suwannee River and the state of Florida through his song during the mid 1800s. It became so popular, the state of Florida adopted Old Folks at Home as its official state song in 1935.
Foster not only used a mis-spelling of Suwannee (Swanee), but also wrote his song about a river he had never seen. However, this popular tune heard around the United States spurred on a major tourist movement into Florida and especially around the Suwannee River.
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