Over 351 photos were submitted statewide and of those, only 15 were selected for the 2019 calendar. Stephan R. Leimberg, a local resident and photographer who specializes in wildlife, still life, and architecture from around the world, submitted a photo of the of the abandoned souvenir shop in the old welcome station on US Highway 17. The welcome station that was once filled with motels, billboards, restrooms, and souvenir stands for weary travelers now consists of ruins and buildings that are currently used for other purposes. Mr. Leimberg's photo of the old souvenir shop captured the unique experience of Old Florida and serves as a reminder on how far we have grown as a community.
Thank you Mr. Leimberg for submitting this photo to the Florida Association of Counties and for sharing a bit of Nassau County's history with the rest of the State.
County Manager's Office