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i PAGE, . Wednesday MorninFrJuh 19 PALATKA DAILY NEWS 'Ufa'-?. .' 's-: Florida's Center of Distribution and Commerce. Nearer to All County Seats Than Any Other City PALATKA Great manufacturing corporations are looking to the South for distribution points for their products. Florida is a fertile field for manufactured articles of all kinds. This is always true in a growing State like this. Prime considerations in selecting suitable locations for branch depots and branch factories are: Freight Rates, Mileage from territory to be supplied, Labor and Transportation Facilities. In these things Palatka stands pre-eminent. It has freight rates based on water transportation, the accompanying table shows that it is nearer to all territory and population than any other Florida City. Labor conditions in this county have been pronounced by the Federal government as unsurpassed in the South, the railroad maps will show the trunk line of the principal railroads of the state penetrating to all sections like the attenae of a great octopus. i.!1' I. . I " i i . ri From Arcadia Apalachicola Blountstown I'alatka To 203 303 275 RELATIVE LOCATION IN MILES TO COUNTY SEATS OF FLORIDA The following table of figures shows the relative distances to aH sections of the State as fixed by the county seats, from central points in various sections, Tallahassee being central to the Western arm of the State and Orlando to the peninsular: Pop. 3,479 3,066 863 1,011 1,230 183 500 796 3,868 4,203 2,427 250 1,296 2,009 2,065 3,325 3,244 5,427 1,942 6,736 2,287 91,543 1,132 1,260 19,039 2,722 3,341 3,103 350 29,549 2,499 1.704 709 1,952 1,594 4,914 9,282 21,035 5,102 1,941 2,540 1,239 6,192 5,568 200 1,361 51,252 359 5,637 8,659 141 1,830 Brooksville 128 Bonifay 276 Bunnell 28 Bronson 717 Bristol 275 Bradentown 208 Bartow 155 Clearwater 185 Crawfordsville 201 Dade City 135 DeFuniak Springs 305 Fort Lauderdale 283 DeLand 55 Fort Myers 256 Fernandina 91 Fort Pierce 183 Gainesville 48 Green Cove Springs 25 Jacksonville 55 Inverness 99 Jasper 104 Key West . Kissimmee Lake City Live Oak . Macelenny 463 110 74 96 77 Miami 307 Mariana 248 Monticello 157 Mayo 129 Madison 124 Milton 364 Ocala 54 Orlando 92 Pensacola 384 Palatka Perry 140 Quincy 204 Starke 42 St. Augustine 27 Sanford 70 Sumterville 90 Titusville 96 Tampa 184 Tavares 98 Tallahassee 180 West Palm Beach 240 Vernon 278 Panama City 300 Total 8,922 Average 171 Tallahassee To 333 123 95 238 96 208 177 95 336 284 294 21 243 125 463 235 385 193 363 154 195 165 208 100 643 290 106 84 137 487 68 32 117 56 184 194 272 204 180 128 24 144 207 250 230 276 303 248 Orlando To 111 395 367 112 368 100 163 367 126 62 127 293 88 307 256 43 163 183 156 139 117 147 121 196 437 18 166 188 169 280 330 249 221 216 456 79 Palatka Will Be a City of 20,000 in Next Ten Years 420 98 129 10,798 208 476 92 232 296 134 119 22 63 69 93 51 272 214 370 401 10,740 207 During the period from 1910 to 1920, as shown by the federal census, Palatka increased, in population, 35 per cent. Practically all of this growth was in the last two years of the ten year period, arid since the taking of the 1920 cen sus Palatka has added, according to conservative estimates, more than twenty-five per cent, to its population. At this rate it is certain that there will be 20,000 people here before the next census is taken Palatka recently annexed a portion of territory which was logically a part of the city, but which has never con tributed its part toward the development of Palatka, nor has the city received the credit for the population there. There are other thickly settled suburbs which will probably be taken into the city withi nthe next year. Population is like a snow ball rolling down hill. It grows faster and larger as it proceeds, so Palatka is expected to grow faster during the next two or three years than ever before in its history. Visitors who have been coming here for years, and who have always wondered why Palatkadidn't grow faster, are now beginning to see that the growth so long delayed is here. Outside capital is becoming interested. No less than ten new enterprises of considerable proportions added pay rolls to the city's circulation during the last twelve months, and inquiries from the north, east and west indicate that those who pick up a map and look for a good centrally located spot, with plenty of railroads, as well as water transportation, put a finger on Palatka and immediately begin investigation. RARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANUFACTURERS TO LOCATE Today Palatka -holds out to the manufacturer and distributer the facilities listed above in a greater degree of availability than any city in the southeasternu territory. It possesses a citizenship that is ready with a welcome and co-operation that will be no small asset to any concern seeking establishment of business connections. It has unlimited territory for manufacturing- plants, warehouses and depots, it has direct water connection with all ports of the world, and with the interior water ports of the State; These facilities and natural advantages have brought to Pa latka seven wholesale groceries, a wholesaii stationer, wholesale heavy machinery, wholesale gasoline and oil company, wholesaii shoes and dry goods, the largest cypress manufacturing plants in the world, a cypress tank factory that sends its products to all sec tions of this continent, automobile shipping blocks for the entire au tomobile industry, cooperage for the big packers, fertilizers for the entire state, moss curing and packing plant, mattress factory, four big boiler and machine shops, headquarters for twenty-one utility plants located in Georgia and Florida, wholesale fish dealers, whole sale drug company, and in prospect A two million dollar sugar mill and refinery, owning their own cane lands, a half million dollar brick factory, an excelsior fac tory and dozens of smaller enterprises. HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT PALATKA WORTH YOUR TIME Palatka has the lowest combination of freight and overhead charges for handling products in the State. PALATKA ia distinctly an industrial city, and this fact has attracted a class of labor that is adaptable to almost any kind of en terprise, more than fifty per cent of it being skilled. PALATKA is not only admirably located as an industrial and manufacturing city, but is in the sub-tropical section of the State where all of the combinations of climate and environment make for a happy existence. PALATKA is in the center of unlimited undeveloped resources PALATKA is a modern city of 6,500 persons, affording all modern conveniences for home and business. PALATKA has three of the strongest banks in the State. PALATKA has just completed one of the finest school build ings in the State. PALATKA has nine churches for whites and six for colored worshipers. - PALATKA has a Rotary Club, a Kiwanis Club, a Woman's Club and a half dozen flourishing secret orders. PALATKA has ample docking facilities for all classes of vessels. THESE ARE JUST A FEW. COME AND SEE THE REST. This Publicity Campaign Made Possible by the Following Firms : Wilson Cypress Company Selden Cypress Door Company Stringfellow-Padgett Company Merryday Grocery Company Southern Utilities Company Florida Grocery Grocery Company Palatka Development Company The Vertrees Company Putnam National Bank Florida Woodenware Company Darby & Macdonald, Auto Dealers East Florida Savings & Trust Co. R. W. Carswell, Delco Light Coca-Cola Bottling Company Currie Johnson Co., Wholesale Grocers Philips Brothers, Ford Dealers Palatka Baking Company B. Goraieb, Fruit Dealer A. O. Pearce, Storage Batteries Ackerman-Stewart Drug Company F. D. Wattles, Printer Earnest Company, Department Store John Mallem, Lunch Stand Leavitt Land Company Louis Kalbfield, Grand Theater E. W. Warren, Physician Spencer Electric Company Hotel James Palatka Chero-Cola Bottling Co. Economy Company, Groceries David Benbow, Plumber State Bank of Palatka Buick Sales & Service Company Burt & Bennett, Paint Store Porter Brothers, Lumber Dixie Grocery Company Tilghman Hardware Company Putnam House The Reliable, Department Store J. H. Haughton, Druggist Mrs. T. W. Tillman, Milliner Hattie N. Buky, Department Store C. A. Ames, Machine Shop Sanitary Bakery L. H. Buck, Sanitary Laundry O. K. Grocefy Browning-Fearnside Co., Clothing Kate L. Lucas, Millinery Chas. E. Rowton Co., Stationers E. T. Lancaster, Bicycles Hart Furniture Company Palatka Boiler & Machine Works Merrill Insurance Agency Saratoga Hotel W. E. Walker, Pressing Club Golden Gate Grocery J. C. McCoy, wholesale fish dealer Kennedy Hardware Company J. H. Hickenlooper, Shoes Charles C. Smith, Grocer Southern Insurance Agency Farmer's Manufacturing Co., J. J. Murphy, Real Estate. Teaff-Ramsey Furniture Company R. J. Hancock, County Clerk . H. C. Merwin & Co., Garage C. J. Smith, Jeweler A. C. Goodrich, Grocer B. O. Graham, Model Market Kortas Grocery Company Overstreet Hardware Company Pincus Big Store Ryan Brothers, Furniture Dealers Browning Lumber Company A. R. Barnett, Grocer Paul-Waymer Co., Cooperage United Sugar Corporation Ocklawaha Valley R. R. Company Rodman Lumber Company CRESCENT CITY Bank of Crescent City Central Garage C. H. Preston & Son, Merchants Mathis Mercantile Company . . A. L. Brooks, Jeweler B. F. Tillinghast, Orange Grower W. A. Russell, Real Estate . , ; All (. t: ;.-..-J. 15 .... - . I ri 11 " It- ' '