Mr. E. T. Bowman, mayor of Crystal River, Florida was born and reared in Schmylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. He came to Florida in 1879 and was one among the early settlers in this section who so assiduously applied themselves to the clearing of land and planting Orange Groves until the disastrous freeze of 1892. After this freeze Mr. Bowman sought other fields and embarked in the mercantile business and has engaged in this business ever since.
He has served our people in the capacity of justice of the peace and at the present time is a member of the Board of County Commisssioner's and is serving his third term as mayor of the town of Crystal River.
Source: Crystal River News...8-18-2011
Transcribed, Formatted and Submittted by Linda Flowers