Old Dunnellon Hotel, c.1900. Photo courtesy Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce
Boom Town Days
This annual celebration turns the clock back to
1889, when phosphate was accidentally discovered by a Dunnellon
resident drilling for water. The town was transformed overnight,
and period costumes are worn at the festival to recreate the
short-lived mining era. Arts and crafts are sold at 75 booths, and
live music is performed.
Originally submitted by: Karen L. Thurman, Representative (5th District).
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