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Old Joe

 
 
Old Joe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 2, 2020
1. Old Joe Marker
Inscription.  
On Lake Dora, at the turn of the 19th century, an alligator named Old Joe could be seen cruising these waters. Captains of the paddle wheel boats would point out Old Joe, the largest, fiercest and most respected alligator on the lake. It was said that he would eat not only fish but also deer and other large animals. Today when you see an alligator you are seeing one of Old Joe’s offspring. Like him, they are dangerous and are to be respected. This statue is for your enjoyment. Please leave the real ones alone!
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
 
Location. 28° 47.656′ N, 81° 38.563′ W. Marker is in Mt Dora, Florida, in Lake County. Marker can be reached from Tremain Street west of High Point Drive. Marker located at the far west section of the Gilbert Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 S Tremain Street, Mount Dora FL 32757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sonnentag Theater at the Icehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rehbaum Warehouse
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lakeside Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line Train Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Mount Dora Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); The World War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Dora Community Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt Dora.
 
Old Joe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 2, 2020
2. Old Joe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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