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Mr. Jim Head is one of our truckers here who has and  is raising some very fine things especially wax beans, potatoes, etc. He is very progressive and is thoroughly demonstrating that Ozello and vicinity could be made a very fine trucking section.  Crystal River News: 4-2-1915

























R. J. Knight has commenced the shipment of grapefruit from his fruit farm. He says they are a fine quality and that he will send forth 1500 cases.  Crystal River News: 11-3-1911
































Farming Pays In Florida…Last week J. T. Rawls sold from his place in town 180.00 worth of pork and 60.00 worth of sweet potatoes.  Crystal River News: 12-8-1911



























Mr. Bryant Moody, our pioneer fruit man, reports his grove in fine condition. He has sold this season already over 8000 tangerines and several hundred dollars’ worth of oranges and grapefruit at satisfactory prices. Source: Crystal River News: 3-1915





























Mr. Joe Thomas, of Pine, was in Ocala Tuesday and was just back from Inverness, where he purchased from Mr. George Turner, a very handsome orange grove. The consideration was $5, 000. The grove is a very fine one and Mr. Thomas expects to make it one of the best ones in Citrus County. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-06

























W. M Everett, a prominent citizen of Red Level was in Crystal River yesterday and called at the News office. He left us a couple of the largest sweet potatoes we have seen this year, the two of them weighed five and a quarter pounds. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914



























Mr. Sewell, Sr., one of the old stand-bys in Citrus County, on his way to Inverness Sunday had with him in his handbag a most interesting sweet potato and weighed 15 pounds and in its contorted shape looked just like a pretzel. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-3-1908

























Mr. Joe Thomas, of Pine, was in Ocala Tuesday and was just back from Inverness, where he purchased from Mr. George Turner a very handsome orange grove. The consideration was $5,000. The grove is a very fine one and Mr. Thomas expects to make it one of the best ones in Citrus County. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-1906

























Crystal River, Fla., Nov. 26…The Vegetable Experimental Association has in one acre of celery, half acre of strawberries and land in condition for lettuce and other crops. In all between two and three acres will be put in by the association. A number of citizens are experimenting with cabbage, lettuce, onions, strawberries and other crops. Much interest is manifested in grdening and if the experimental crops even pay expenses this season quite an acreage will go in next year. Source: Florida Financial and Industrial Record: 11-26-1909

 

























Crystal River…Mr. Cook, from Fairfield, Fla., came here to engage in the excavation and shipment of the famous Crystal River rock, of which there is an abundance. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-2-1923



























Crystal River…Quite a large acreage of tomatoes has been planted near here and its understood that Dr. Hudson and the Holder Brothers have already purchased the season’s crop. Several acres also are being set out in oranges and grapefruit. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-2-1923

 
























Mr. Isaac N. Aldrich, recently purchased from James Holder, of Tampa, a 160 acre farm at Citronelle which he expects to set out to oranges and grapefruit; He also purchased from W. B. Holder, what is known as the Bailey place with excellent house and large grounds, where he will make his home here. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-2-1923























Crystal River…Lawyer Clark has the reputation of having the earliest Irish potatoes. Last week he gave the Dixon house a peck of very large and fine ones. Mr. Clark says this section will raise fine crops of anything. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-1-1909


























Floral City…Mr. Priest came to Citrus county when there was only one precinct in the county and Crystal River was the only voting place. Having survived the trying ordeal of the heavy freeze, he is again going to work in earnest to make an orange grove. Source: Tampa Tribune: 7-27-1906























Inverness… H. L. Cubberly has just put out a nice strawberry patch. Source: Tampa Tribune: 8-24-1910

























Crystal River…Quite a large acreage of tomatoes has been planted near here, and its understood that Dr. Hudson and the Holder Brothers, have already purchased the seasons’ crop. Several acres also are being set out in oranges and grapefruit. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-2-23




























Stage Pond…J. T. Landrum of Stage Pond, this year made 600 gallons of syrup from one acre of cane on ordinary hammock land without fertilizer, besides he saved 1,500 stalks of cane for seed. He says plenty of stalks when grinding made from one-half gallon to three quarts of juice. With the proper work Citrus county soil will produce good crops. Inverness Chronicle – Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-14-1898

 

























Floral City…J. T. Landrum of Stage Pond was in town recently. He is regaining confidence in oranges. Source: Tampa Tribune: 7-27-1906

























Capt. E. F. Wheeler, of Ozello, is in town. He says part of his grove is putting out nine feet in height. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-13-1895

































Enough crab grass has been harvested in Citrus county this year to last until next season, for the first time in the history of the county. It is indeed surprising to see how this grass grows here. Hon. T. J. Cochran brought a bunch to our office last Friday which measured over nine feet in length. What county in this state, or state in the union, can beat that? Citrus County Chronicle --Source: Ocala Evening News: 10-15-1895

























Mr. E. S. Grace, of Citronelle, was in Ocala Tuesday, calling at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, among other places. Mr. Grace had with him some very fine looking peaches. He thinks that there are splendid opportunities for peach growing around Citronelle, in Citrus county. The fruit Mr. Grace had with him were grown by Mrs. W. H. Driggers of Citronelle, who has about twelve to fifteen trees around her home. The peaches are of the Imperial variety and some seedlings. Mr. Grace says that the trees are about ten years old and bear well every season. It is his contention that peach culture in Florida can be made a success by proper care of the trees, and he will be glad to talk to anyone who is interested. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-21-1922






















Hon. Thomas Cochran reports that his grove is doing nicely, and that he expects a fair crop in 1897. Many other growers are equally as hopeful as Mr. Cochran, and all are satisfied with the start made this season. Citrus County Chronicle—Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-5-1895






R. J. Knight is harvesting his rice and is very much pleased with the way it is coming out. Source: Tampa Tribune: 9-17-1905

























W. H. Morris, one of Stage Pond’s best farmers will plant 350 acres in corn this spring. Mr. M. believes in raising plenty of corn and “hominy” and he never fails to make plenty of corn to do him, besides he sells from one to two thousand bushels every year. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-25-1898

























Mr. Jim Head is one of our truckers who has and is raising some very fine things, 

especially wax beans, potatoes, etc. He is very progressive and is thoroughly 

demonstrating that Ozello and vicinity could be made a great trucking section. 

Source: Crystal River News: 3-26-1915
























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