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Flagler Beach in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gamble Rogers

Florida Troubadour

 

— Beloved Guitarist, Storyteller, Gentleman —

 
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By Brandon D Cross, August 7, 2017
1. Gamble Rogers Marker
Inscription.  He delighted audiences all across the country with his Southern Gothic tall tales and intricate guitar style, and through his example, inspired high aspirations, personal dignity, and respect for Florida and humanity.

Drowned off this beach trying to rescue a swimmer in distress. October 10, 1991
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes.
 
Location. 29° 26.345′ N, 81° 6.495′ W. Marker is in Flagler Beach, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from South Oceanshore Boulevard 0.3 miles north of South Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Can be found within shouting distance of beach side entrance to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach FL 32136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bulow Sugar Mill (approx. 2 miles away); "Old Beach Road" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ormond Tomb (approx. 4 miles away); Lehigh Trail
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By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
2. Gamble Rogers Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Oswald Plantation (approx. 6 miles away); Nocoroco (approx. 6 miles away); Operation Desert Storm (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagler Beach.
 
Regarding Gamble Rogers. Gamble Rogers was a popular Florida native, folk artist, musician and storyteller. While camping at a state recreation area in Flagler Beach, Florida, he drowned while trying to save a swimmer in distress. In 1994, Jimmy Buffett gave tribute to Rogers by dedicating his album “Fruitcakes” in honor to his friend and associate.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Gamble Rogers. “The characters and places in the fictional Oklawaha County, Florida are a recurring theme in Rogers’ songs and stories ... Through years of onstage apprenticeship, Rogers refined and polished his one-man show into a single story line—a continuum he entitled, Oklawaha County Laissez-Faire.” (Submitted on October 6, 2018.) 

2. Gamble Rogers Page at FloridaMemory.com. This page contains audio for thirteen Gamble Rogers songs. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 

3. Gamble Rogers — Blood Mountain
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By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
3. Gamble Rogers Marker
. Audio-only, length: 3:46.
(Submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.) 
 
Gamble Rogers Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
4. Gamble Rogers Park Entrance
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By Richard Parks, via State Archives of Florida (FloridaMemory.com)
5. Gamble Rogers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   5. submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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