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    Kissingen Spring (Polk County)

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    Kissingen Spring (Polk County): This powerful, clear-blue spring flowed with a force of 20 million gallons of water a day. One of the most popular swimming holes in central Florida, it became a victim of groundwater overpumping and dried up in the late 1950s."
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    Re: Kissingen Spring (Polk County)

    Wow, didn't know this old spring was here. I'll have to see if I can locate it... even if it is dried up, there may still be some neat finds there, assuming it hasn't been turned into condo's or a strip mall.

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    Re: Kissingen Spring (Polk County)

    When I was in Orlando in the service me and my girl friend use to go to a swimming hole that reminded me of that picture. The water was so cold you could barely stand it and and as clear as glass. I don't know how much flowed from the springs but it went a good half mile down stream before it went underground again. That was in the late 1960s. For the life of me I can't remember the name of the place but it ws great swimming hole and pic nic area for family gatherings. It was just outside Orlando somewhere. Monty
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    Wow, didn't know this old spring was here. I'll have to see if I can locate it... even if it is dried up, there may still be some neat finds there, assuming it hasn't been turned into condo's or a strip mall.
    I know where it is. But I wouldn't go there. It's on Southwest Water Management property. Get caught trespassing on their property and the Sheriff will be allover the news again.

 

 

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