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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
 
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. Touch for map. Can be found within shouting distance of beach side entrance to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3100 S Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach FL 32136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bulow Sugar Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ormond Tomb (approx. 4 miles away); Lehigh Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Oswald Plantation (approx. 6 miles away); Nocoroco (approx. 6 miles away); Holden House
Gamble Rogers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
2. Gamble Rogers Marker
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Levitt & I.T.T. "Del Mar" Model and Palm Coast Golf Club (approx. 10˝ 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.
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Gamble Rogers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
3. Gamble Rogers Marker
Gamble Rogers Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 24, 2017
4. Gamble Rogers Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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