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Glen Springs was the recreation center for several generations of Gainesvillians, and this is the scene of a swimming race on a summer day more than a half-century ago (maybe closer to a century ago). The spring water was cold and made a wonderful place for swimming on hot summer days (before the era of the backyard swimming pool). There was also a pavilion for dancing and other recreation and entertainment. Glen Springs is described in "The Springs of Florida," published by the Florida Geological Survey, "…situated in the upper end of a wooded ravine on the edge of a plateau, the springs flow southeastward and are tributary to Hogtown Creek in the northwest end of the Oklawaha River basin" to the man-made pools, then "… water flows successively from one swimming pool to the next, thence down the ravine to Hogtown Creek." The Springs were owned by Mr. C. Addison Pound for many years and were sold to the Elks Club in the 1960s and renamed Elk Springs. The Springs are located on Northwest 23rd Boulevard.
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