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Weeki Wachee Springs (Florida) Mermaid Park
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park or "Weeki Wachee" is a Florida attraction located at Crystal River
near Tarpon Springs, Florida.
 
It has featured a live mermaid show since 1947 with young women dressed as mermaids performing
underwater with the aid of breathing tubes.
 
Several films and televsion shows have been filmed there including the Elvis Presley 1962 film
"Follow that Dream" and an episode of the CBS television program "Route 66" in 1964.
 
These tokens are not dated but probably date from the 1960's.
They were issued in two metals, brass and a white metal.
Weeki Wachee Mermaids
1. Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Park Good Luck Coin - Brass
 
Brass, 28mm, 8.37gm
 
Obverse:
Figure of mermaid in water with fish
WEEKI WACHEE SPRING FLORIDA / GOOD LUCK
 
Reverse:
Figures of two women performing acrobatics in water
SPRING OF LIVE MERMAIDS
 
This token has a plain edge.
 
Weeki Wachee Mermaids
2. Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Park Good Luck Coin - White metal
 
White metal, 28mm, 8.02gm
 
Obverse:
Figure of mermaid in water with fish
WEEKI WACHEE SPRING FLORIDA / GOOD LUCK
 
Reverse:
Figures of two women performing acrobatics in water
SPRING OF LIVE MERMAIDS
 
This token has a reeded edge.
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