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Scenic Highway — Florida State Road 17

State Road 17 is known as Scenic Highway, an interesting showcase of Florida.  Some ‘Old Florida’ remains.

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Before the widening of US Highway 27 in Polk and Highlands County, 27 took a different route.  As a two-lane road, it wound through the hills, lakes, and orange groves of the area.

The new highway configuration left behind the center of several small towns as the new highway passed just to the west.

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