City, Dec. 13…The beautiful little village
City is located on Asaia Opapka Lake. It is surrounded by farm, truck
citrus land. The streets, homes and many public buildings are lighted
street is densely shaded by gracious
which were set out by Senator Austin Mann, who is now a resident of
house would grace a city. There are four
doing splendid work. There are two churches, Methodist and Baptist.
flourishing Sunday Schools.
brick bank building is situated
stores of L. J. Edwards and W. M. Laurie, the two leading merchants. J.
Jenerett, the cashier, has a valuable orange grove on Duval Island.
Graham’s bottling works supply the
and also Inverness with cold drinks. Mr. Graham also has a livery
stable and a
garage. He is now clearing land preparatory to putting out a grapefruit
Smoke’s blacksmith and repair shop
would be an asset
to any town or city.
Martin moved from Calhoun County,
years ago and invested in property here. He went into the watermelon
this year on a small scale, planting about twenty acres and was so
he made a trip back to Calhoun County and brought several families back
him. They will locate here permanently. All will plant a large acreage
watermelons in 1914. The Floral City lands are finally adapted to
and the cheapest in the state.
D. A. Tooke
is a large and successful orange
Duval Island he has fifty acres in a grove, thirty-five of which are
Mr. Tooke says that his oranges are paying him and that none of his
S. D. Moon
who has never lost a cent on a foot of
land he ever
bought in Floral City, also has possession on Duval Island, fifteen
which are in oranges. He has an extensive nursery which is very
Johnson has a lucrative grove of eight acres
June Love received
$6 net a box for his grapefruit
season. They sold for $8, but as they were shipped by express, the
box was higher than by freight.
believes in Oranges. He thinks that
on orange trees and that an orange tree is not only the richest tree,
the most beautiful tree in all the world. He loves his grove.
cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it,” and so
has never had
his confidence shaken in the orange business. Mr. Hampton is the orange
this whole country.
is the best market in the world for
potatoes, cauliflower, English peas, peaches, pecans, eggs and poultry
In the heart of
the richest phosphate region of the
Floral City leads the world in hard-rock phosphate.
Article written by Mrs. George Nelson
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers
By Linda Flowers