Our wonder increases
every time we visit the Phosphate City
and note its steady growth and prosperity along all lines of procedure,
reflection it is not surprising when you remember the industry that is
of it all…mining phosphates…which gives steady
constant employment to
hundreds of people.
The new A. C. L. freight and passenger depot,
completed and occupied, situated a block south of the old one, is a
the town and to the company, if it did take them five years to
build it. Just opposite to the depot is the new brick hotel, to be
Withlacoochee, in honor of the stream that flows at the foot of the
will be the finest and most complete building of its kind outside of
Marion county and will cost $25,000. Mr. Coscowitch, one of the
successful business men of the town, will be its owner.
Houses are in great demand and no sooner are they
occupied. The main streets are paved with phosphate rock. Its stores
numerous and some of them are very creditable structures, filled with a
splendid assortment of goods that attract much trade from the
and phosphate mines.
Dunnellon has a school house it can be proud of,
closed a very successful term under the principalship of Prof. W.
a Marion county boy. There are several church buildings that clearly
not all of the place has run to saloons. Its water and electric plants
proving a boon to the community and is presided over by Burton Howard,
a son of
the late Captain Hatton Howard, of Ocklawaha river steamboat fame and a
electrician of decided talent.
In our efforts to extend the circulation of the
most popular paper in Marion county and also our candidacy for the
we wish to return thanks for many favors shown.
We ran across our old friend Mr. M. Rubin, a
of Ocala, but now prospering there. His son, Harry, a graduate of the
High School, is developing into a giant and as smiling and good natured
We also met Mr. M. L. Calvin, who is
Dunnellon Ice Works, owned by Messrs. Benjamin and Weston of Ocala. Mr.
is a young man, also a former resident of the Brick City and is making
his present profession.
Ed Smith is another young businessman in
city is proud of. His business is growing to the extent of adding a
addition to his bottling works to meet the constantly growing trade.
We renewed acquaintances with many others and our
Dunnellon has not been without results and as long as phosphates are in
ground and the deeper they go the Phosphate City’s progress
We had almost overlooked meeting our old friend,
Leitner, whom we have known since a lad and who is doing such a
grocery business in the place, nor Mrs. Barganier, formerly of Ocala,
conducting the most up to date millinery parlor in the place.
Evening Star: 5-6-1908
Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers