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Mr. Tom Hoy, the successful fish and oyster man of Crystal River, said that trade was never so good as it is this season. He receives more orders than he can fill, coming as from far west as Mississippi and Louisiana and Tampa is just begging for them. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 11-12-1903







































Jolly Charlie Strandberg is running a freight and passenger boat for the accommodation of the Island people. He is also going to repair and lengthen the dock and restore the spring board. Capt. Strandberg and wife expect to move to the Island; we extend them a hearty welcome. Crystal River News: 7-31-1914




































Charlie Willis is remodeling the Miller store, which is now occupied by the Pioneer Mercantile Company and putting it to tip top shape. The Pioneer Mercantile Company will move the stock at Edwards store to the brick building, when completed, and they will have one of the finest stores in Crystal River. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914







































The mention made of Capt. Gibson’s canning factory has been commented on by the press all over the state and has been read by more than ten thousand people. This shows how a paper helps a community and every business in it. It advertises it. The Washington Verdict has this to say: “An oyster canning factory with a capacity of 3000 cans a day is being erected at Crystal River. A similar factory at the bay would prove a profitable investment to its projectors and a boon to Washington county. Let’s get busy and have one. Source: Crystal River News: 9-18-08






































The Empire Phosphate Company is putting up a large, new plant two miles south of Hernando. They have a fine deposit of rock and will commence mining as soon as the plant is completes.

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-16-1901










































Crystal River…Under the able guidance of Mr. S. A. Fackler is being constantly approved upon. New type and other necessary materials for running an up to date printing office are continually finding their way into his establishment and the people are to be congratulated upon having among them a hustler like Brother Fackler who never overlooks an opportunity. He brings before the public anything that will benefit the community. Source: Ocala Banner 3-31-1905

 











































Mr. R. B. Kemp of Greensborough has accepted a position with the Crystal River Drug Company. Mr. Kemp comes highly recommended of a capable pharmacist and is sure to give satisfaction. 

Source: Crystal River News: 1912







































We are informed that the Inverness Lumber Company have bought Capt. Hillman’s lumber lands, in all about 20, 000 acres, the principal part of which is between Floral City and Stage Pond.---Inverness Chronicle

Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-31-1902








































Mr. P. B. Bowie, who has for several months been foreman of Star job department, is going to Crystal River to take charge of the Crystal River News and job office. He is an expert craftsman. Source: Ocala Banner: 8-27-1909










































D. C. Hull,  ex-county clerk of Sumter County has gone to Ozello, where he has purchased the Kendrick property and will go into the fish and oyster business. Source: Ocala Evening News: 8-16-1901

 









































Mr. W. L. Martin, editor of the Crystal River News, was in Ocala Tuesday on a business trip. Besides editing this interesting paper, Mr. Martin is agent for the freight, claim and shipping department and now has leased the Bennett house, which he will soon assume charge of and he bids fair to become one of the busiest men in that bustling and growing city. Source: Ocala Banner 7-27-06









































Hernando

Our clever and obliging Postmaster, J. F. Slater has moved the post office from its former location on main street to the Seckenger building on Lake Street, which is much more convenient for all concerned and presents a better appearance. Source: Crystal River News 3-1915





































Mr. John Hopkins has this week begun his work as superintendent at the crate mill. Mr. Hopkins formally was employed by the Oxford Crate Co. when located at Oxford, Fla and until recently was superintendent of the Ocala Manufacturing Co., Ocala, Fla.  Source: Crystal River News: 11-3-11

 










































Mr. Ben R. Leigh of Jacksonville, arrived yesterday to take a position with the Crystal River Drug Company. Mr. Leigh is a druggist and pharmacist of wide experience and comes highly recommended. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914









































Messrs. Baker and Head state that if their smoked and salt fish business continues to increase as it has in the last few weeks, they intend erecting a new fish house to facilitate the handling of their business. Source: Crystal River News: 3-1915

OZELLO…The Baker and Head fish Company has erected a very nice fish house here and is very busy. We are glad to see such hustling young men succeed. Source: Crystal River News: 4-1915

 











































Notice…The Old Crystal Clothes Cleaner has moved back on to sixth ave. and is now prepared to fix your clothes in an up to date manner…J. Park Proprietor. Source: Crystal River News: 12-8-1911

 







































L. S. Black, the former fish man of Crystal River, is now engaged in the grocery business and this week added I. J. Nixon’s meat business to the same. Mr. Nixon is well known in this city. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 2-7-1908








































W. N. Camp, well known in this city, is now the owner of the Hamburg Phosphate’s Company in Citrus county, consisting of a fine dwelling, many small houses, phosphate plant, 1000 acres of land, etc. It is to be converted into a cassava farm. He has also purchased from the Florida Mortage and Investment Company a large body of saw grass land in Manatee county, which he intends to improve. Metropolis…Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-23-1900










































Mr. C. Y. Miller of Leroy, was in town on Monday. It is rumored that he is contemplating engaging in the fish business here with L. S. Black. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-3-08

 









































Mr. L. S. Beck has purchased the meat market from Mr. Nixon and removed from Dunnellon to his old home here. It is understood that Mr. Nixon will enter the meat business at Dunnellon. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-2-08








































P. Jumeau, for the Laurent Phosphate Company, is building a new phosphate company near Floral City, and will commence mining operations in a short time. Source: Ocala Evening Star:  8-16-1901











































Crystal River is to have a new factory.  The firm is S. H. Kelsey & Co., Mr. R. J. Knight, being the company. The firm will manufacture hardwood, lumber and veneer, etc. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-21-1905







































Crystal River…L. J. Clyatt has opened a furniture store in the Boellert building. J. L. Woodard has charge of it. Source: Tampa Tribune: 11-19-1908









































Crystal River… It is rumored that R. J. Rawls will move his sawmill near town from Lecanto in a short time. Source: Tampa Tribune: 11-19-1908








































The first concrete was poured this week (1953) for a new supermarket in Crystal River, for L. C. Coburn. Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 6-6-1963










































H. B. Tuttle and G. C. Hamm, of Nangatuck, Conn., are here looking over the Southern Mines of which they are principal owners. This mine has been in constant operation during the war in Europe. Source: Tampa Tribune: 3-11-1917








































Mr. C. L. Hobbs, the efficient cashier of the bank of Dunnellon, went down to Crystal River Friday in the interest of his house. He is interested in the Crystal River Fish and Oyster Company, which recently organized in the latter place and will apply to the coming session of the legislature for a charter. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-31-05






























































Crystal River…Sheriff Boughton, who, not long ago purchased the Ford garage in Inverness, was in Crystal River this week, looking after business here. Source: Tampa Tribune: 10-14-1923






































Crystal River…A. J. Steele, of Wisconsin, has recently arrived and yesterday bought the fish house formerly owned by Professor Irwin. Source: Crystal river News: 10-16-1916







































Mr. J. J. Williams, the popular manager of the Williams Fish Company, of Homosassa, was a pleasant visitor to the “brick city” Monday and was exchanging smiles with his numerous friends. Mr. Williams is building up an immense business and is shipping fish to all parts of the country. Source: Ocala Banner: 3-30-1906











































Crystal River… Dr. G. L. Rodgers, dentist, who has been at Inglis for several days returned and will be here a day or so before making his regular professional visits to Lecanto, Inverness and other local points. Source: Tampa Tribune: 5-16-1909








































Ozello…Capt. Walter Burt, of Ozello, Fla., came down Friday to visit his uncle, Mr. C. R. Reed, the jeweler, who, it had been reported, was dead. Mr. Burt was delighted to find Mr. Reed well and hearty and busy as usual at his jeweler’s bench. Source: Tampa Tribune: 1-29-1904









































Crystal River…Charlie Willis is remodeling the Miller store which is now occupied by the Pioneer Mercantile Company and putting it in tip top shape. The Pioneer Mercantile Company will move the stock at Edwards store to the brick building, when completed, and they will have one of the nicest stores in Crystal River. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914







































Mr. C. I. Grace, the Citronelle merchant, had the misfortune Monday night to have a case of hams, a tin of sausage and a box of general merchandise stolen out of the freight depot at that place. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-12-1908












































Mr. W. L. Martin, editor of the Crystal River News, was in Ocala Tuesday on a business trip. Besides editing this interesting paper, Mr. Martin is agent for the freight, claim and shipping department and now has leased the Bennett house, which he will soon assume charge of, and he bids fair to become one of the busiest men in that bustling and growing city. Source: Ocala Banner: 7-27-1906










































Crystal River…J. H. Hood has been in Dunnellon several days, assisting W. D. Edwards conduct a sale in his mercantile business. Source: Tampa Tribune: 5-16-1909









































Inverness…J. E. Johnson has sold his livery business here to J. M. Colly and A. B. Spencer of Hernando. The sale was complete so far as the livery business was concerned. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-2-1913















































Floral City, Jan. 13…The Dutton Phosphate Company will soon have its new plant ready for operation. It is being constructed on property recently bought by the company. Source: Tampa Tribune: 1-14-1906
















































Automobile Concern Sold At Inverness

Inverness, Jan. 15…The Hoyt Motor Company of this city has been sold to Dr. W. B. Moon and associates. The sale carries with it the agency for Buick automobiles in Citrus county. W. F. Ivey, who has been connected with the Hoyt Motor Company for some time, will be sales manager of the new company and Ray Mason will be in charge of the mechanical department. Miss Janet Groves, of Kissimmee, will be secretary. Source: Tampa Tribune: 1-16-1927








































A new firm, Chaney and Henley Crab Market, will open for business (1958), on Mason Creek Road, Homosassa, Saturday. Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 5-16-1963








































Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Woodford are opening a barbecue stand (1958) on U. S. 41, south of Floral City. Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 5-9-1963








































Dr. H. M. Taylor’s new drugstore, Main street, will soon be completed and he will move his stock from the Knight building into it at once. Dr. Puterbauld will put a stock of drugs in Dr. Taylor’s old stand. Dr. Puterbauld has just began practice at Crystal, but he comes very high recommended. Source: Tampa Tribune: 9-17-1905










































The county hospital board has employed Donald D. Parks, of Belle Glade, as administrator of Citrus Memorial Hospital (1958). Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 5-16-1963






































Mr. C. A. Pyne, one of our former Citrus county miners, expects to resume mining in the near future. We welcome Mr. Pune with pleasure. He is a successful man of business and a most affable gentleman.-Cordeal Journal. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-10-1900













































Under New Management

The Cordeal Journal, in Citrus county, changes editors with this week’s issue. Dr. W. S. Turner, who founded the paper over a year ago and successfully conducted it through its “teething,” retires, and W. A. More assumes charge of the editorial tripod, while Frank S. Turner will have charge of the local columns. The Star extends best wishes to the new management. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 3-19-1900








































They Consolidate

Messrs. L. S. Black and J. H. Vereen have formed a co-partnership and Mr. Black has moved his market into the rear stalls used formally by Edward Bros., nearer the front of the market. Mr. Vereen will run a first-class family grocery in the little brick store next to the market. So between them they can supply your every want. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-7-1897







































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