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clearwater is located on US 60 northwest of st. petersburg in pinellas county florida. the area around clearwater was originally inhabited by the tocobaga native american tribe. in 1835 clearwater was the site of fort harrison during the seminole wars. in 1842 settlers were given land grants to populate the area and the town of clearwater was established. during the civil war clearwater was a confedrate supply base and was raided by union gun boats on several occasions. in 1888 a railroad was connected to clearwater which was instrumental to the development of the area as a tourist destination. during WWII clearwater was a major training base for solders going to europe and asia. in the 1970's the culture of downtown clearwater changed drastically with the purchase of the fort harrison hotel by the scientologists. today downtown clearwater is the "spirtual headquarters" of the church of scientology. currently the scientology "super power" building is under construction taking up a city block of downtown.
of interest to tourists is beautiful clearwater beach, numerous beach side hotels, restaurants, and bars. also nearby are the interesting towns of dunedin and tarpon springs. a very nice beach town to visit in west central florida.
the fort harrison hotel is a historic building in downtown clearwater. the hotel was built in 1926 and for decades was... more travel advice
just north of downtown clearwater is the charming town of dunedin. dunedin has a very nice historic downtown area and... more travel advice
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