Thursday, July 10, 2008

Alligators in the Backyard

A new online photographic exhibit titled Alligators in the Backyard was added to the Florida Memory Project Web site.

'Gators' are a Florida icon; from team mascot to tourist attraction we are fascinated by the animal with which we share our state.

This online photo exhibit shows pictures of alligators as they are hunted, in nature, and as we see them as tourists and in popular culture.

A few of the photos show Ross Allen and alligators at Silver Springs. There is even a photo of an alligator climbing a stairway. There are many more photos on various alligator topics.

The Florida Memory Project documents events in Florida's history using photographs and original documents. It is part of the State Library and Archives of Florida.