Crystal River is a booming, hustling, get there and keep it
going town. The town hasn’t been born a very long time ago,
it is a prodigy
which likely proclaims “I’m here, I’m
still growing and the rest of
the world had better not forget it.”
At the west there is the great water
of which the river Crystal River is one of its safest and most
harbors. At the east ? the high salubius piney lands from and towards
comes and goes the busy traffic to and from the outside world. At the
well, at the south, is Homosassa.
Mills taken collectively, we have
three, not one or
affairs, but mills that count their employees by the hundreds, and
have railroads of their own, besides all negotiations are complete for
to be put in, operating as soon as the workmen can put up the buildings.
Of mercantile houses, there are seven
smaller ones. There are two well stocked drug stores and two first
physicians for the ailing. Several large new store rooms are built and
process of being shelved and otherwise made ready for business.
There are of course the other smaller
cream and cool drink parlors; book and magazine agencies, barbers,
There is also the extensive ice factory
wagons, the dairy wagon, who brings the product
of the dairy, to our doors, the country produce
men and other
minor factories for the comfort of the people.
The fish and oyster business is one of
industries, natural to the proximity of the river and gulf waters. We
also need a laundry, a bakery and a dentist.
Hotels we have to suit the most
fastidious, of the
whom money is a matter of the future, as far as plentifullness
Of churches, there are the
Methodists and the Christians. As to school; there is the graded high
town, plus nearly every district has also its school. The colored
have their schools and churches.
Of the outstanding country, are the
and the farmers and the ranchers. We would like to induce some thrifty
farmers to come and settle among us. Our own people are so accustomed
easy, happy, quirky way of an existence that they are not so quick to
many undeveloped resources lying about them.
There are still great tracks of land
needing to be
the intensified system. A system that southern blood is heir to,
people bring new ideas, new brawn and muscle and new life in general.
work for all. There is money for all. There is a hearty welcome for all.
In 1900 Crystal River was the site of a
cedar harvesting industry including a mill that manufactured pencil
slats for the Dixon Pencil Company.
1900 Federal Census