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Sebring, Florida, USA - Lake Jackson

Sebring, Highlands, Florida, USA

The 12 Hours of Sebring, an annual sports car endurance race, is held in Sebring, Florida in March.




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Sebring Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Lake Jackson
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Lake Jackson
Lake Sebring Casino
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Lake Sebring Casino
Golf Course, First Tee and Club House
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Golf Course, First Tee and Club House
Hotel Nan-Ces-O-Wee

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Hotel Nan-Ces-O-Wee

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Hotel Absolutely Fireproof
Eucalyptus Street, Showing Lake Jackson
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Eucalyptus Street, Showing Lake Jackson
North Ridgewood
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North Ridgewood
J. A. Haskins Residence
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J. A. Haskins Residence
Bird's Eye View of Lake View Drive
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Bird's Eye View of Lake View Drive
City Pier and Band Shell
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City Pier and Band Shell
Kugler's (Bon Ton) Art and Photo Studio
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Kugler's (Bon Ton) Art and Photo Studio
Fisher's Restaurant
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Fisher's Restaurant
The Church of the Brethren
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The Church of the Brethren
Municipal Pier, Lake Jackson
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Municipal Pier, Lake Jackson
Harder-Hall, on Rex Beach Lake
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Harder-Hall, on Rex Beach Lake
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Sebring General Hospital, Tropical Bank (Circle)
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Sebring General Hospital, Tropical Bank (Circle)
New Tropical Hotel
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New Tropical Hotel
The Circle Park
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The Circle Park
Kenilworth Lodge
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Kenilworth Lodge
Ridgewood Ave., Looking North
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Ridgewood Ave., Looking North
Shuffleboard at Recreation Centre
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Shuffleboard at Recreation Centre
Sebring's Famous Rubber Tree
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Sebring's Famous Rubber Tree

Discover Sebring: History, News, Travel, and Stories

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Sebring was founded in 1912. It was named after George E. Sebring, a pottery manufacturer from Ohio who developed the city.

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1917 - A freeze damaged or killed many of the citrus groves in the vicinity of Sebring, Florida

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1921 - Sebring was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county was created in 1921

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1943 - SIX DIE WHEN BOMBER CRASHES IN HEAVY FOG.
Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla., Dec. 29 - (AP) -
Heavy fog which came up unexpectedly was given as the cause of the crash of a heavy bomber hear here Monday night in which six fliers were killed, Col. Warren H. Higgins, commanding officer, said.

The dead were:
Second Lieut. EARL LANHAM, instructor pilot.
Second Lieut. WILLIAM H. RESSLER, JR., student officer, Shamokin, Pa.
Second Lieut. CHARLES L. MARSH, student officer, Savannah, Ga.
Flight Officer EMIL C. MAZURKIEWICZ, student officer, Passaic, N.J.
Sgt. ROBERT A. SHARBAUGH, radio operator, Cresson, Pa.
Pfc. SILAS W. SMITH, aerial engineer, Ararat, Va.
Panama City News-Herald
Panama City, Florida
December 29, 1943
1950 - Sebring Raceway opens

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Sebring:
1. Highlands Hammock State Park: This state park is a must-visit for nature lovers. It features beautiful walking trails, a cypress swamp, and a scenic tram tour that offers a close-up look at the park's wildlife and flora. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the elevated boardwalk through the ancient hammock forest.

2. Sebring International Raceway: For motorsport enthusiasts, the Sebring International Raceway is legendary. It hosts the 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the most prestigious endurance races in North America. Check the schedule for races and events happening during your visit.

3. Lake Jackson: This 25,000-acre freshwater lake is perfect for fishing, boating, and water sports. You can rent boats or jet skis and enjoy a day on the water. There are also lakeside parks and picnic areas for a relaxing day by the lake.

4. Downtown Historic Sebring: Stroll through the charming historic district of Sebring, where you'll find quaint shops, local restaurants, and historic... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Sebring, Florida, USA

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