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Old Dunnellon Hotel, c. 1900
Old Dunnellon Hotel, c.1900. Photo courtesy Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce

Boom Town Days

This annual celebration turns the clock back to 1889, when phosphate was accidentally discovered by a Dunnellon resident drilling for water. The town was transformed overnight, and period costumes are worn at the festival to recreate the short-lived mining era. Arts and crafts are sold at 75 booths, and live music is performed.

Originally submitted by: Karen L. Thurman, Representative (5th District).

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