The following is an exclusive preview of The Unlikely Parks of Tampa Bay: A Scenic History by Thomas Kenning, out now from Arcadia Press. “…the original Florida is going fast.”-Dick Bothwell, St. Petersburg Times, October 12, 1958. At first there were a few people, and it wasn’t a big deal. If for no other reason…
Preview: Florida’s Mangrove’s – A Slightly Salty History
What follows is an exclusive excerpt from Florida’s Mangroves: A Slightly Salty History by Thomas Kenning, out now from Arcadia Press. On a map or from high above, the Florida peninsula is little more than an unlikely spit of sand perched precariously between ocean and gulf. When the sea level rises just a few…
Out Now: Nature’s Own Attraction – A History of Florida’s Roadside Springs
Have you heard? My new book – Nature’s Own Attraction: A History of Florida’s Roadside Springs – is out now! This is a love letter to Florida’s natural landscape, as well as our surprisingly long history of homemade weirdo theme parks. It’s a really fun book – and it’s a special one for me, not…
Preview: Nature’s Own Attraction: A History of Florida’s Roadside Springs
Below is an exclusive peak inside Nature’s Own Attraction: A History of Florida’s Roadside Springs! The decades after World War II were a golden age for roadside attractions in the Sunshine State. The advent of the family automobile put Florida’s exotic flora and fauna within easy reach for millions of curious Americans. Entrepreneurs were happy…
Out Now: Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama
It’s here! The release of my latest photo book – Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama – is upon us. It moves up the coastline, picking up where Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels left off. But it’s not just more of the same. I’m really proud of this one, as it tells a complete narrative of two…
Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama Official Trailer
Check out the official trailer for Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama.
The Siege of Fort Morgan – Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama
Should Fort Morgan’s magazines – containing enough powder to resist months of siege – ignite, the entire fort would likely have been leveled, killing most every man inside. In desperation, Page ordered around 60,000 pounds of powder doused….
Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama Preview
Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama is a down-and-dirty guided tour through Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, documentary evidence of a rich past slipping inexorably into ruin.
Announcing Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama
From the author of Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels comes a brand new visual history – Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama.
Audio Documentary – The Island Ruins of Fort Dade, Egmont Key in Tampa Bay
Listen to this brand new audio documentary by author and urban explorer Thomas Kenning. Fort Dade was an Endicott Period fortification which guarded the entry to Tampa Bay. Accessible only by boat, it has been abandoned for nearly a century. What’s left of Fort Dade today lies in ruins along the northwest shore of Egmont Key, crumbling in the debilitating heat and humidity of the Gulf Coast.