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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