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Incredible Photos From 1972 Florida Roller Rink

Photographer Bill Yates recently published a collection of photos from a roller rink in Tampa, Florida from 1972. Yates documented life in rural Florida while attending the University of South Florida, where he was working on a project for admittance to grad school at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The photos are captured during an era of bell bottom jeans, groovy tunes and very little restrictions. The year of 1972 comes just one year after Disney World opens, which changed Florida’s ambience and culture forever. Yates’ collection holds priceless memories of what life was like before the tourism boom in the mid-1970’s. The trendy fashion and heavy tobacco usage may have evolved since this time, but the spirit of rebellious teenagers expressing themselves has not changed one bit.

Take a look at these incredible photos from Sweetheart Rink in Tampa, Florida and see what life was like in the Sunshine State in the 1970’s. You never know, you may see your parents, or even yourself.

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source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249720/Meet-kids-Sweetheart-Rink-Photographer-unearths-incredible-album-portraits-taken-inside-rural-Florida-roller-rink-1972.html

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  1. That’s a lot of inbreeders.

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