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

Marineland

Of Florida

 
 
Marineland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
1. Marineland Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1937 as Marine Studios The World’s First Oceanarium. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places April 14, 1986 by the Keeper of the National Register, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 29° 40.103′ N, 81° 12.782′ W. Marker is in Marineland, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from N Ocean Shore Blvd 0.1 miles north of Tolstoy Ln. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9600 Oceanshore Blvd, Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marineland-The World’s First Oceanarium (within shouting distance of this marker); Middens And Mounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coquina (approx. ¼ mile away); Princess Place Estate (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Highway A1A (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Citrus Groves (approx. 2½ miles away); The Studio (approx. 2½ miles away); Formal Gardens (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marineland.
 
Marineland 1930's-1940s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
2. Marineland 1930's-1940s Marker
!937- With connections to Hollywood, Marine Studios founders - Douglas Burden, CV Whitney, and Illia Tolstoy - collaborate to create an underwater film studio. The design would allow cameramen to capture the ocean on screen without getting wet.
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By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
3. Marineland Marker
1950 - Within a year, Flippy learns six new behaviors. Adolf Frohn becomes the world's first dolphin trainer.
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By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
4. Marineland Marker
Flippy jumping in the world's first trained dolphin show.
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By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
5. Marineland Marker
1938 - Marineland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
6. 1938 - Marineland Marker
1938- The parking lot at today's Marineland Dolphine Adventure sits where the original Marine Studios circular and rectangular oceanariums were built.
1930s-1940s Marineland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
7. 1930s-1940s Marineland Marker
May 1937 - Construction of Marine Studios begins. Builders place specially-designed windows throughout the structures to allow for the perfect shot from any angle.
1949- Marineland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, April 12, 2018
8. 1949- Marineland Marker
The dolphins quickly show themselves to be smarter than expected. Flippy, the dolphin and his trainer, Adolph Frohn, set out to discover whether a dolphin can be trained.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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