Guide to the Amerigo C. Chiriaco Papers

Record Group 117

Date Span: 1957-2004

Extent: 
 2.66 cf

Biographical Sketch: Amerigo C. Chiriaco (1930-2003) worked for the International Trade Commission as a Trade Analyst, publishing multiple federal documents while in this position. He traveled extensively through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Africa.  In many of these travels, he compiled lists of economic assets including flora and fauna.  He compiled ca. 40 notebooks describing the roadsides he encountered while traveling various highways in the United State, which he correlated with highway maps in the collection. Upon retirement, Mr. Chiriaco lived in Slocomb, AL where he was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church of Dothan and the BPOE Elks Club. Chiriaco appears to have been a maker of lists. 

Scope / Content: Contains files detailing Mr. Chiriaco’s travels through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Four hardcover ledgers record the books in Mr. Chiriaco's personal library. There is a postcard of a Joseph L. Chiriaco [relationship unknown], and a sample of Mr. Chiriaco's published government papers. There are lists with important economic products, broken down by global regions or by industry. Numerous lists are included on a variety of topics: Catholic Directory, mineral guides, encyclopedias of missions, guides on food and wine, the Yearbook of Agriculture 1937, colleges and private schools, etc. Files on various animal and plant families are present, but appear to incomplete due to large gaps in information or missing books. Some files provide lists of tribal societies and American Indian groups.  There is a topographic map of the U.S. as well as various maps, pamphlets, brochures, and guides for Alabama and Florida.

Organization: Organized into 5 series, one w/ subseries:

Series 1, Travel [47 File Folders]: Covers Mr. Chiriaco's various trips through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, divided into 4 subseries:

  • Subseries 1, Travel 1, U.S., Canada, Mexico [28 File Folders]: Labeled according to the route traveled and arranged by Roman numerals
  • Subseries 2, Travel 2, International [12 File Folders]: Labeled by location and arranged first by Volume A-C then ordered numerically
  • Subseries 3, Travel 3, Special Tours, ca. 1991-2004 [4 File Folders]: Focus on U.S, Canada, & Mexico, use rough itineraries, mileage, and highway numbers
  • Subseries 4, Travel 4, Miscellaneous [3 File Folders]: Lists of highways for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and landmarks

Series 2, Personal Library Index [4 File Folders]: 4 hardback record books listing Mr. Chiriaco's personal library and where in his home the books were stored;

Series 3, Miscellaneous, ca. 1971 [2 File Folders]: postcard of Joseph Chiriaco at Young Memorial Camp and a 1971 report to the Tariff Commission by Mr. Chiriaco;

Series 4, General Research Notes [31 Filer Folders]: Contains lists and notes for a large variety of topics (economics, lists, plant guides, tribal notes) with a focus on plants and economics.;

Series 5, Maps, Pamphlets, Brochures & Guides, ca. 1957-2003 [40 File Folders]: Includes U.S. topographic map and information focusing on Alabama and Florida.

Processing Notes: Notes and maps donated to Troy University in approximately 2004 by Charles Chiriaco, son of Amerigo C. Chiriaco. Attempts made in 2011 to re-establish contact with Mr. Chiriaco to gain more information about his father failed. No public information was located other than publication information of multiple books on trade and tax written by Amerigo C. Chiriaco. (See Chiriaco Publications).  The processing archivists imposed order onto the collection and supplied file names that appear in square brackets in the inventory.

Access/User Limits?      Open

Proc Date: 1/10/2012                         Processor: Anna Martin/DS


INVENTORY

Series 1, Travel [47 File Folders]: Covers Mr. Chiriaco's various trips through the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, divided into 4 subseries:

  •  Subseries 1, Travel 1, U.S., Canada, Mexico [28 File Folders]: Labeled according to the route traveled and arranged by Roman numerals
  • Subseries 2, Travel 2, International [12 File Folders]: Labeled by location and arranged first by Volume A-C then ordered numerically
  • Subseries 3, Travel 3, Special Tours, ca. 1991-2004 [4 File Folders]: Focus on U.S, Canada, & Mexico, use rough itineraries, mileage, and highway numbers
  • Subseries 4, Travel 4, Miscellaneous [3 File Folders]: Lists of highways for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and landmarks

File I.D.

File Label

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[Hwy Reference Logs: I - XXVII (Index to the volumes describing his trips)]

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[Glenn-Sterling Hwy, Trans-Canada Hwy, Bow River Hwy, Eastern Arkansas Hwy, Fraser-Georgian Hwy,  California Coastal Hwy]   [Volume I]

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003

[California Coastal Hwy II, Reservoir Road, United States - The Atlantic Coastal Hwy] [Volume II]

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[United States - The Atlantic Coastal Hwy II]   [Volume III]

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[United States - The Atlantic Coastal Hwy III]   [Volume IV]

117

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006

[United States - The Atlantic Coastal Hwy IV, The New England Coastal Hwy] [Volume V]

117

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007

[The New England Coastal Hwy II, Delaware Seashore Hwy]
[Volume VI]

117

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008

[Delaware Seashore Hwy II, Florida Atlantic Coastal Hwy]
[Volume VII]

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009

[Florida Atlantic Coastal Hwy II, Pend Oreille-Kootenai Hwy, Lake Michigan-Pennyvile Hwy, Eastern Indiana Hwy, Pershing Way, Kansas, Northeast Kentucky Hills Trail, Northeast Texas-Gulf Hwy, Michigan (US 10), Superior-Devil's Lake Route, Voyagers Hwy, Heart of Minnesota Trail]   [Volume VIII]

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010

[Heart of Minnesota Trail II, Mississippi Oxbow Hwy, Southeastern Nebraska Trail, Washoe Trail, Airline Hwy]   [Volume IX]

117

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011

[Airline Hwy II]   [Volume X]

117

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012

[Airline Hwy III, Central Hwy of Newfoundland, Lone Tree Trail, Mackenzie Hwy, The Evangeline Route, Ouachita Mountains Trail]   [Volume XI]

117

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013

[Ouachita Mountains Trail II, Northumberland Coast Hwy, Munoz Rivera Hwy, Alaska-California International Hwy]   [Volume XII]

117

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014

[Alaska-California International Hwy II]   [Volume XIII]

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[Alaska-California International Hwy III, Alaska-Mexico International Hwy] [Volume XIV]

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[Alaska-Mexico International Hwy II]   [Volume XV]

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[Alaska-Mexico International Hwy III]   [Volume XVI]

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Alaska-Mexico International Hwy IV, Western Deserts Trail, Colorado Boulevard, Narragansett Highlands Trail]   [Volume XVII]

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[Narragansett Highlands Trail II, Brandywine-Elk Neck Hwy, Pines and Sands Hwy, Chattahoochee Forest Trail, Theodore Roosevelt International Hwy]   [Volume XVIII]

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[Theodore Roosevelt International Hwy II]   [Volume XIX]

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[Theodore Roosevelt International Hwy III]   [Volume XX]

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[Theodore Roosevelt International Hwy IV]   [Volume XXI]

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[Theodore Roosevelt International Hwy V, Rock River Route, Central Drift Plains Route]   [Volume XXII]

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[Central Drift Plains Route II, Battlefields Memorial Hwy]
[Volume XXIII]

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[Battlefields Memorial Hwy II, Redbeds Plains Trail, Tygarts Valley Route, Southern Flatwoods Trail, Border Hills Hwy]   [Volume XXIV]

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[West Chesapeake Bay Route, Mohawk Trail]   [Volume XXV]

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[Mohawk Trail II, Au Train -Bay de Noc Trail, Sawbill Trail, Superior-Quetico Trail, Shawnee-Mississippi Highlands Trail, Heartland-Smoky Hills Route, Heart of the Maritimes Hwy]   [Volume XXVI]

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028

[Heart of the Maritimes Hwy II]   [Volume XXVII]

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List of Highways Completed [A-C]

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[List of Highways, Alphabetized - A&B]

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[Alabama, Alaska, Montreal Island, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia]   [Volume A]

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[Montreal Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia]   [Volume A(2)]

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[Montreal Island, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Alberta, Algeria]   [Volume A(3)]

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[Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri]   [Volume A(4) & Volume B]

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[Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Austria, France, Germany]
[Volume B(2)]

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[Austria, France, Germany, Barbadour, Belgium, Netherlands, Belorussia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Denmark]   [Volume B(3)]

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[Belorussia, Russia, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Brazil, Bulgaria]   [Volume B(4)]

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[Bulgaria, California]   [Volume B(5) & Volume C(1)]

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[California, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cayman Islands]   [Volume C(2)]

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[Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ceylon, Chile, Colorado]   [Volume C(3)]

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Special Tours

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Tours, by States and Provinces including Mexico

117

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[The Atlantic Hwy (U.S. 1) ]

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[Travel Logs - itinerary / mileage, 1991-2004]

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[Major Hwys - U.S., Canada, & Mexico]

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List of Countries including those with maps of Numbered Highways

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[Landmarks]

Series 2, Personal Library Index [4 File Folders]: 4 hardback record books listing Mr. Chiriaco's personal library and where in his home the books were stored;

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Record 1 [personal library index, A-H] 

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Record 2 [personal library index, H-N] 

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Record 3 [personal library index, N-V]

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Record 4 [personal library index, V-Z & assorted titles]

Series 3, Miscellaneous, ca. 1971 [2 File Folders]: postcard of Joseph Chiriaco at Young Memorial Camp and a 1971 report to the Tariff Commission by Mr. Chiriaco;

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Postcard - Joseph L Chiriaco at Camp Young Memorial

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Sample of  Chiriaco’s published works - Report for Tariff Commission  [report & copies of misc. pages]

Series 4, General Research Notes [31 Filer Folders]: Contains lists and notes for a large variety of topics (economics, lists, plant guides, tribal notes) with a focus on plants and economics.

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[Economic Production]

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[Industry breakdowns - value of shipments 1969]

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Companies I - Lockwood - Post's Directory & International Petroleum Encyclopedia [A-K]

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Companies II - International Petroleum Encyclopedia [K-Z] & Official Catholic Directory [A-N]

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Official Catholic Directory II [N-Z] & A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals & The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Missions [A-P]

117

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The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Missions II [P-Z] & Larousse Encyclopedia of the World & The Food of the Western World & The Wise Encyclopedia of Cookery [A-I]

117

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The Wise Encyclopedia of Cookery [I-Z] & Andre L Simon's Guide to Good Food and Wines & The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1937 & Encyclopedia of Missions [A-P]

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Encyclopedia of Missions [P-Z] & Builder Buyer's Guide

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Colleges and Private Schools, Aa-

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Good Living Guide of the World

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Birds

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The Book of Lichens

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Fouquieriaceae, Illiciaceae, Hernandiaceae, Iteaceae, Cariaceae,
& Joinvilleaceae

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Actiniopteridaceae, Adiantaceae, Adoxaceae, …

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Families and Genera of Algae

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Families and Genera of Fungi and Lichens

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Plants

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Plant Families

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Families and Genera of Flowering Plants, Ferns, and Fungi [A-L]

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Families and Genera of Flowering Plants, Ferns, and Fungi [L-Z]
& Addenda

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Families and Genera of Flowering Plants, Ferns, and Fungi -
Addenda (con.)

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1 AA - AG  [Plant guides]

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2 AG - AI   [Plant guides]

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3 AI - AM   [Plant guides]

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5 AP - AR   [Plant guides]

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7 Aspioiaceae

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8 AS -  [Plant guides]

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Anthocerotaceae

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[Animals, Plants, & their byproducts and misc. topics]

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[Tribal lists]

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[American Indians]

Series 5, Maps, Pamphlets, Brochures & Guides, ca. 1957-2003 [40 File Folders]: Includes U.S. topographic map and information focusing on Alabama and Florida.

117

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Topographic Map of the United States, 1957

117

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Alabama Calendar of Events - Sportsman's Guide   [1966-2002]

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Alabama State Maps   [1965-90]

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Baldwin County Maps - Bay Minette, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Gulf Shores, Loxley, Robertsdale, Spanish Fort, Summerdale   [1986-87]

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Dothan, AL - Pamphlets

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Map of Dothan, AL - w/ Enterprise, Ozark, & Fort Rucker

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Fort Rucker Post Map

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Eufaula - Pamphlets

117

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Fairhope - Pamphlet

117

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Florence & Lauderdale County - Pamphlets   [2002]

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Fort McClellan - Map

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Greenville, AL - Pamphlets

117

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Gulf Shores, Alabama – Pamphlets   [2002]

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Hartford, AL - Historical Pamphlet

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Huntsville - Pamphlets & Visitors’ Guides   [1996]

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Mobile - Maps

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Montgomery - Maps   [1979-88]

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National Forests of Alabama - Map   [1965]

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Noccalula Falls Park, Fort Payne, Calhoun County, Mentone, Cheaha Mountain - Map & Pamphlets   [1975, 2002]

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North Alabama - Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia - Map & Pamphlets   [1999-2001]

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Tallacoosa, AL - Pamphlet

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Enterprise - Pamphlets   [1988]

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Florida State Maps   [1980-82]

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Radisson Hotels and Resorts in Florida   [2001]

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Resort Quest - Southwest Florida - Rental Brochure   [2002]

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Amelia Island, Florida - Pamphlets and Visitor Guides   [2001-02]

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Clearwater Beach, FL - Resort Pamphlet   [2002-03]

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Destin, Okaloosa Island, South Walton, FL - Resort Brochures   [2001-02]

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Resort Brochures

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Ft. Walton Beach, FL - Brochures

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Map of Jackson and Washington Counties - Marianna, Chipley, and Graceville, FL   [2001]

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Navarre Beach, FL - Resort Brochures

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Orlando, FL - Pamphlets   [2001]

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Panama City, FL - Brochures and Pamphlets   [2000-03]

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Panama City, FL - 7th & 8th Annual Visitor's Maps   [2001-02]

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Panama City, Florida - Visitor's Guides and Pamphlets   [2001-02]

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Pensacola, FL - Resort Brochures   [2002]

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Sarasota County and Venice, Florida - Map

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Seaside, FL - Beach Sales and Rental Brochures   [2000-01]

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Wakulla County, FL - Pamphlet

 

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