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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL. SUNDAY MORNING, API 12, 1914.
TOWN OF CROMANTON IS SURE OF PROMINENCE Construction of Inter-Bay Canal Means Much to the Little City. Rapid Improvement Order of the Day With Good Outlook for Future. Some twenty years ago the town of Cromanton, on the southern shore of St. Andrews bay, about three miles from Panama City, was laid out by W. M. Croman, Who homesteaded the property, but until the past three or four years development has been a Uttle slow. Cromanton, during the past few years, has taken on new life and its excellent location, the fine conditions and freedom from insect pests and illness, give assurance of a wonderful future. Today Cromanton has a population of about 300, with good schools, two fine church edifices and this year will have a summer seminary with enrollment of over one hundred. There is a ship yard at Cromanton where fishing: smacks and launches are constructed and several ', good stores. Nearly all of the resi dences are of the best tyoe and there is an fir of prosperity about the town that is decidedly pleasing. There is no regular town government, as yet, municipal affairs being attended to by the Cromanton Business Leagu and to the credit of the town be K said that every man is willing to dc his share in everything that appertains to the general good of the community. Bearing Orange Groves. There are several acres of orange CRAWFORD HOME AND DATE PALM. ; r'fii'-flmLjv VIH? Tbm,M?! '"w't pint tjgni ffrffuP Wu ifPf fl ft I M m . is-'W USSE IK SiisSca Hi 1 li is? shI? Is KL " ffi ji Rr jtfg ": lt T 1 r 1 1 ft jit t -' KoWe BBBBBBBBBBBBBaaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaBSV11 1 BBBvBwMn ' ' :fll BaBBferBM1-I BwnBBWWi jjBSjSj BBiBiBhBbBbBHBbIbB "Howe's Catch," St. Andrews Bay. I . " '- 1 10 CELEBRATE ST.ANDREWSBAY CANAL OPENING V ATE RWAY MEANS AS MUCH TO CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER VAL LEY AND THAT OF LINT RIVER AS PANAMA CANAL DOES TO THE ENTIRE WORLD. SOLDIERS' MONUMENT, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA Tha Residence of T. E. Crawford, at Cromanton, is One of the Prettiest on the Shores of the Bay. The Date Palm is in the Yard Directly in Front of the House. groves in bearing at Cromanton and more trees are being set out. Grape fruit trees are everywhere in evidtnce and bear heavily. The strawberry in dustry has been started, with good re sults and last year the crop of ber ries was hiyhly profitable to those en gaged in the business, even though upon a small scale. The land in the vicinity of Cromanton is adapted to crops of every description and there are numerous thriving .mall farmsT in the vicinity. Values are low, consid ering the character of the soil, and acreage property may he secured within half a mile of the town as low as $20 per acre. Town lots sell at from $25 to $50 for ordinary locations, beach lots with frontage of 60 feet. 100 feet deep, bringing from $250 to $350 en eh, according to location. Cromanton is a town of fine homes and there is no better location on the bay for winter or summer homes. The buildings that have already been erected are substantial and an effort is being made to induce only the best class of citizens to locate there. There is double daily mail and passenger service between Cromanton and all points on the bay. An industry that may eventually de velop at Cromanton and on the Cal houn peninsula upon which the town is located, is the raising of dates. There are a number of date palms on the peninsula, some almost at bear ing. T. P. Crawford has several of these palms on his property and be lieves the growing of dates will even tually become a profitable industry. A eanal which means as much to the Chattahoochee riser valley and that of the Flint river as does the Panama canal to the world, will be completed about the same time as the tremen dous project which will unite two oceans. Although this canal is not as long nor as deep or wide, nor fraught with great engineering problems, the waters of the canal win be as wet and as blue, ami the people of Georgia and Alabama and P'lorida will rejoice over the completion. The opening of the St. Andrews bay canal, which will serve the Aptlachi eola river system, connecting with the bay of that name, and the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the most important waterway projects of the day. Nearly two million of people will be affected $20,000,000 worth of commerce is waiting for the government to say "all is ready." The Columbus. Oa., Board of Trade! has flotilla for a naval demonstration on the date of the opening of . the canal. The Suggestions. Were half to bts carried out there would be such an awakening that the boll weevil would seek a habitation where they could ravage without be ing disturbed. Congress will be me morialized for national recognition of the event: the war department be sieged for battleships and a torpedo flotilla for a naval demonstration on the deep wnters of the bay, while from the head of navigation of the Chattahoochee md the Flint and the Chipola to the confluence of the Ana larhieola river and through Lake Wimb-o and Searcy creek and the south prong of Wetappe creek there will be by night beacon Hcbts at stated intervals. Everythin g floatable will move lown the rivers flaunting bunting. The objective ooint will be the canal and St. Andrews bay. Columbus will not be alone in this. rMrnrd. Pbenix City. Kufaula. Ft "tines. Riountsi'wn. 'Rristol Apabic-h-ieoia. Panama City, ("arrabelle Rain hriilgrc. NeWton, Albany. Marbmna m-iinol and mavhe Pensaoola, Mobile. Vew Orleans T:imr;i ond Key West wilt enter the celebration. The St. Anilrws bay canal protect was anpnv'd Feb. 1. 1010, providing for a depth to admit passage of river steamers and liehter er;tft. It will be necessarv to transshin all noods for or from deer ses vessels at St. Andrews or Panama City, or wherever termi nals may be erected hereafter. The i Jacksonville. Ma., April 11. In the center of the business district of Jack sonville, one of the handsomest sol diers' monuments in the southern states is admired by all tourists. This memorial is locates in Hemming park, surrounded by handsome ground and imposing business blocks. The monu ment was erected by the late Col. C. C. Hemming at personal expense. Vis itors to the Confederate reunion will find this park a delightful resting plui in May. The park is supplied with ample seats and rest places that both veterans and visitors will enjoy. cost of the project will exceed $500, 000 and the money has been appro priated to complete the work. The last rivers and harbors bill carried the last $130,000. The Apalachicola river, formed at River Junction, Fla., by the Flint and the Chattahoochee rivers, is 13? miles long. The Chattahoochee is navigable to Columbus, a distance of 163 mile The Flint is navigable to Balnbrldge and during medium low water to Al bany, Ga., a distance of 105 miles. The Chipola is navigable for a diistnce of 65 miles. The total navigable length of the river system Is 17 miles. The length of the canal is 30 miles. The commerce of the rivers which will feed the canal amounted to $13, 784,429 in 1911, and had been growing at the rate of $1,500,000 for some yea rs. A buttermilk fountain on the lines of a bottled water affair that a New York man has invented i.- equipped with an agitator for stirring the con tents and a nonclogging faucet. An electro-magnetic tool has been Invented specially for recovering Ini plements or parts that have been dropped into oil - tilled places about au tomobiles or other machinery. Own a Beautiful Home in a Glorious Climate A Visit to the St. Andrews Bay Country is incomplete without a trip to CROMANTON FLA Magnificent Water Frontage, Handsome Homes, Schools, Churches Hunting, Boating, Bathing and Fishing. Unexcelled Hotel Accommodations. Lots and Acreage at Reasonable Prices. Come to Cromanton and See for Yourself 4