Tin Can Tourist Campground

Tin Can Tourist Campground (HMY8U)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 4.715', W 80° 36.499'

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Almost this entire block was a campground for tin can tourists in the year 1918(?) - 1923. Travelers from all over the country camped here in tents, homemade trailers and even wooden shelters built on the back of Model T Ford trucks. Out houses and hand pumps provided sanitary facilities and water. Campers washed in outdoor tubs. Cats, dogs and chickens roamed the campground. "Gospel cars" often came to the campground, bringing with them "hell-fire and collection plates". Campers would gather around a big campfire for hot dog roasts. Other activities included pine needle crafts and palmetto weaving by the women. The campground was the official meeting place for the local chapter of the Tin Can Tourists, a formal organization with headquarters in Tampa and a stated purpose of providing fellowship for its members.
HM NumberHMY8U
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 2:22pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] TERRY BONE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 538483 N 3105969
Decimal Degrees28.07858333, -80.60831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.715', W 80° 36.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 42.90" N, 80° 36' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 724 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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