This article appeared in the Tampa Morning Tribune on July 15, 1897.

They Are the Admiration of All Visitors—The Largest Sulphur Springs In the State—Beautiful and Progressive Hotel.

Tarpon Springs is one of the prettiest, most prosperous and up-to-date little cities on the West Coast. It is situated on the Sanford and St. Petersburg division of the Plant System and Anclote river, about twenty-eight miles northwest of Tampa. It is also within two or three miles of the Gulf coast, being about that distance from Sponge Harbor, noted all over the country for its fine sponge fisheries. The finest sheep-wool and grass sponge in the world are taken off Sponge Harbor, and Tarpon Springs is rapidly developing into the leading sponge market of the state. This honor, up to a few years ago belonged to Key West, but owing to the great distance to that port, and to the enterprise and activity of the leading citizens of Tarpon Springs this large and profitable industry is rapidly going to this point

  • Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Show

    September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

    The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art and Craft Festival is a laid back venue filled with unique shops, Greek restaurants and art galleries.

  • Night In The Islands

    September 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

    Enjoy Greek music, dancing, and dining! And we will offer an hour of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6-7pm.

  • Wine Walk

    September 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Come meet all of the merchants and new businesses in our community! Souvenir wine glass, wine tastings, appetizers, raffles and special promotions.

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