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Facte About Florida
THE M08T WONDERFUL STATE IN THE UNION
(Compiled by the Florida State Marketing Bureau)
Leaving out rivers, lakes, towns, , Bible, is right at home In Florida,
cities, highways,' railroads, etc., Flor-j There are nineteen navigable riv-
Ida has 20,000.000 acres of land avail-'era In Florida.
able for cultivation with less
2,000,000 acres under the plow.
Florida's farm, grove, poultry, and
dairy products in 1917 aggregated
$113,000,000 in value. The value
would be $1,000,000,00 Oil all avail
able land were developed and culti
vated. Florida's average value of farm
products per acre Is $149.
Florida has more than 200 varieties
of forest trees a greater number
than any other state.
.Florida has 74,000,000,000 feet of
standing timber enough to
homes for 20 million people.
Florida mines $10,000,000 worth of
It is estimated that on acre of
Florida water can be made to supply
as much' food as an acre of land.
There are more than 650 varieties
of Ash in Florida waters.
Florida farm land increases In val
ue 165 per cent, each decade. The
state contains 37,000,000 acres,
Florida is not all sand. It has
more than 10,000,000 acres of land
with a firm red-clay subsoil.
Two years of upbuilding with leg
umes will make the most ordinary
build j Florida sand productive.
Jackson county shipped 75 cars of
phosphate per annum, or 80 per cent,
of the total output of the United
Florida is destined to become inv
Fossil remain brought to light by
mining operations show Florida once
' was the home of the mastodon, thn
portant, very important, in raising, B,pnhint tha oamo, tha oarAnniVttkA
itiber, and other giant forms of life.
A-grade corn to Kansas City, Mo., last
live stock. There Is no long, cold
winter to test the vitality of animals.
Feed can be grown every month.
The mild climate of Florida offers
farming opportunities not equaled
elsewhere In the Union.
Orchids the rare and expensive
beauties of the northern greenhouses
grow wild in the forests of Flori
da. Florida has more surface water in
rivers and lakes, and also
underground, besides the
Honey Is produced in practically
every Florida county. No state pro
duces a greater number of nectar
bearing plants and flowers.
Florida has two kinds of trees not
found elsewhere in the world so far
as known to botanists. They are of
the conifer or pine family.
.More than 300 silos have been built
available in Florida in recent years, this work
heaviest having been scarcely started.
annual rainfall, than any other state! The value of Florida's peanut crop
In the union. is estimated at $3,000,000.
No state in the union has such ac-j Hastings, in St. Johns county,
cess to the oceans and the world by marketed more than $5,000,000 worth
water as has Florida. jof white potatoes In 1917.
No one need fear coming to Florl-j Florida has many varieties of
da because of alligators. They are grasses and other forage crops,
now as much of curiosities to Florid-, The dasheen, having a food value
ians as they have been to tourists, j in excess of that of the white potato
Look at a map of the world, and and making larger yields, is a pro-.
you will find Florida Is more favor- j liflic Florida crop.
ably located, relative to facility of
access to water and world traffic,
than any other American state.
Florida Is not all flat, it having
many hills and valleys as pretty and
an fertile as any in the union.
The summer warmth of Florida! Florida produces 16,000,000 gallons
never prostrates man or animal, the of turpentine yearly. Her turpentine
temperature seldom attaining 100 da-j and rosin, known as "naval stores",
grees above zero. Sultry nights are j are valued at $25,000,000 a year.,
unknown. Trade winds constantly Florida has the largest pecan grove
blow over the state from the Gulf, in the world 72.000 trees, covering
of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean.
When the waters of the North are
4.200 acres, near Tallahassee.
Florida possesses 300.000 neca:i
covered with thick Ice, you can go i trees.
fishing and boating in Florida waters Florida has 348 growing days a
or pick strawberries and flowers in 'year.
Florida gardens. j Florida produces more than 75 dif-
The fig, one of earth's best-known Jferent varieties of farm products,
fruits and oftenest mentioned in the! There are two million acres of
land in the Everglades as rich as any
in the world.
Florida ships 60,000 car loads of
fruit and vegetables a year, or more
than tour solid train loads every day
in the year.
Florida's fish oysters, shrimp, crabs
and various kinds of sea food bring
In annually more than $25,000,000.
Florida produces .yearly 6.000,000
quarts of strawberries.
Florida's annual honey production
is 700,000 pounds.
Florida annually produces 15,000,
000 gallons of milk. This state is
better adapted to dairying than is any
other state In the union.
Florida produces 16,000,000 dozen
eggs annually and no state can pro
duce better poultry. Its abundance
of wild-bird life is evidence of its
adaptability to domestic fowls.
Florida produces 2,000,000 pounds
of abutter a mere fraction of its ca
pacity to produce this commodity. It
offers excellent opportunities in the
Florida ships approximately 10,
000,000 boxes of oranges and grape
The banner orange tree of Florida
Is 60 feet high and has produced 10,
000 oranges in a year,
From Florida are shipped 800,000
crates of celery annually.
In a single season 7,500 cars of
watermelons and 255,000 crates of
cantaloupes have been shipped from
The Florida velvet-bean crop ap
proximates 1,000,000 bushels' a year.
The Florida East Coast railway's
local train stops 160 times between
Jacksonville and Key West.
Florida's area is equal to the com
bined areas of Main, New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Is
land, and Connecticut. The latter
f.iotes contain ' 15,000,000 people. Flor
ida has only 1,000,000 Inhabitants,
and more in the winters.
Florida's sea coast Is 1,200 miles
Florida's north-to-south length Is
560 miles; its east-to west width ,'s
410 miles. It is about the same dis
tance from Pensacola to Key West
(by rail) as it is from Jacksonville
to New York. Members of the state
legislature from Monroe county (Key
West) travel about 700 miles to reach
the state capital.
Florida has 58,666 square miles of
area, with 3,805 square miles of it ii
Florida has 30,000 lakes. Lake
Okeechobee, the second largest lake
within the union, has an area of
nearly 1,000 square miles more than
half as large as the state of Rhode
Florida produces more long-staple
cotton the kind use dto make thread
and lace material than does any
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Mahogany and Grey Boots
If or the Winter Months
We are showing Grey and Mahogany Boots in High and Military Heeli
inQKid or Calf. You'll find it pleasing and in harmony with the ntw
shades of dres9 goods.'
The prices are ranging from Greys $9.00 to $12.00.
Brown and Mahogany, $6.00 to $12.00.
You'll be delighted with the long vamp style and choice of leather.
We carry Spats in the following colors: White, Sand,
Grey, Champagne and Light Brown.
See Our Windows
FORD SHOE STORE
other state. It was worth In
more than 75 cents a pound.
Florida produces winter-grown to
matoes, and ships 5,000 car loads of
them a total larger than that ofall
other states combined. ?;
Florida produces 12,000,000 to
000,000 bushels of corn a year, and
of a quality as fine as that of any
There are only 20 states in the un
ion with more daily newspapers than
Florida has, and our state is only
33d in population.
Florida has an average of 57 inches
of rainfall annually.
Florida has some of the largest
and most beautiful Bprings in the
world. Several of them flow at the
rate .of 200,000 to 300,000 gallons per
minute large enough to float steam
boats. Silver Springs, near Ocala,
flows 375,000 gallons a minute. It is
believed to be the largest spring on
Tourists spend $30,000,000 in this
state every year.
Florida's banking deposits increas
ed 205 per cent, within the last five
years. It has 201 banking institu
tions under state control and 64 na
Anticipating the rush of perishable
shipments for southern sections of
Florida, and especially from the fer
tile muck lands on the shores of
Lake Okeechobee, Chas, N. Barham,
District Manager of the Trafflc De
partment of the United States Food
Administration,1 and C. W. Chewning
Director Division of Perishables of
the United States Food Administra
tion for Florida, will during the week
beginning December 8th, start on a
tour of the southern part of the State.
This trip is for the purpose of get
ting in close touch with the shippers
of fruits and vegetables and also for
the purpose of measuring the trans
portation facilities with a view to
making such recommendations for
improvement as are justified after
the otlicial survey is completed. The
tohr of the Food Administration offi
cials will inrlnde visits to West Palm
Bcarh, Miami, Fort Lauderdale,
Moore Haven, Okeechobee, and other
The fertile lands of the Moore
Haven and Okeechobee district will
this year or this season produce
..wU,Ui, nups oi pemnabie vege
tables and recurrence of th Him!.
With high or low heels, lu
beautiful shades of Gray
and Brown $S.75 TO $12.85
In all Black at.... 5. TO $10.
Ideal Xmas Gifts
That are constant reminders of the spirit of Christmas and of the
Footwear from This Store
Will always give pleasure because of its distinctiveness, style, char
acter, perfect fitting and true service.
Our Concentration on the
Highest Grade Lines
And our conservative business methods enable you to procure tha
Best at most Reasonable Prices at
The Straw Shoe Store
FOR TIRED, WEARY FEET
They are that better quality and
will be appreciated by any man,
women or child.
Prices from $1.50 TO $3,50
FOR SALE BY OYIMl
Lots 1, 2 and 1-13 Interest In
in Lake Parker Club Addition toll
On 27 is large club boat how
1 and 2 (100x165) is a cottage if
ties of last year will be avoided or bed om dining room, cook rl
How dear to my heart is tig 1
And how I remember, so distut
That red-headed Bill, and the pi
And carefully put on the bens
And how I recall the surprise oil
When Bill gave a yell andtJ
up with the pin
So high that his bullet head bd
Above, and the scholars all u
That active boy, Billy, that
tag Billy, f
, That loud-shouting Billy thai
on a pin.
prevented if possible. During last
season the F. F. Dutton Company of
San ford endeavored to handle the
transportation of vegetables from
Moore Haven, and at a ereat axiibtira
gathered a fleet of small boats to
carry the produce across Lake Okee
chobee to a railway shipping point.
Despite the efforts and expense of
this company the difficulties could
not be overcome, and in addition to
ime 3am at shipping joints the block
jade in the north last year caused a
Investigation of this particular case
resulted in vindication
Dutton Company, and established the
mac this concern had honestly
and conscientiously worked to solve
he problem, and were not responsi
ble tor the loss that accured.
The investigation also RhnwH ..
conditions of transportation were not
Food Ad 1 . ' Federal
Food Administrator Beachara has in
structed Director Chewning to make
every effort to bring about taproVe
ments for the hundreds of planters ,n
those sections mentioned.
NOTICE TO THOSE
WOM IT Mil COKCEBS
! S 8"n Bros. On,
pnatry and bath room. A large ci
hall (with fireplace) between
rooms. Another fireplace in otj
the bed rooms. Two large closeti
one small one. Front and reanq
das. Good arrangements for the
of 60 chickens. Plenty of city ml
Oranges, 24; peaches, 5; llmtH
kumquats, 2; Thomas Grapes, 1:
siau mulberries, 2, and guavss.
Most of these have borne two cr
Have never had serious loss by t
Terms: $2,000 cash, or, if desi
$900 cash on immediateposse ssiot
$1,100 April 1, 1919 at 7 per ten:
terest. Title good. If not sell
90 days price will go up.
Apply to J. A. COX (Owner)
Corner Garden St and N. low 4
5.000 Lakeland, Fla-
One Florida city sent out to
tobacco smokers of the coontf!
1916 more than 287,000,000 ciffl
12, the other is m the
Ing what he can to restore pel
you. as well as himself. Their A
ness may have to be handled tf
administrator. No one wishes
affairs to be handled publicly.
fore, we want to give ybu a ctefj
prove yourself worthy of the
ship the boys have held and
you by sending the amount to n(
I will see that a receipt is "'
on by return mail.
army d Their father. SAM SMITH
Come to the Mission
aints Episcopal Mmd
South Mass. Ave. and Lemon St.
December 8th to 14th
Services every afternoon at 3:30
and every evening at 7:30
Missionersy. james H. Devet
and Rev. C. E. Patilio
Every One Invited