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TTOI EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKH LAND. FLA.. FRIDAY. JAN. 10, 1919
On All Winter
In order to Make Room for
Our Big Spring Stock
Facts 'About Florida
THE MOST WONDERFUL STATE IN THE UNION
(Compiled by the Florida State Marketing Bureau)
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Leaving out rivers, lakes, towns,
aues, highways, railroads, etc, Flor
ida has 20,000,000 acres of land avail
able for cultivation with less tnan
2,000,000 acres under the plow.
Florida's farm, grove, poultryand
dairy products in 1917 aggregated
1113,000,000 In value. The - value
would be $1,000,000,00 Oif all avail
able land were developed and culti
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 build
nomes for 20 million people.
Florida mines $10,000,000 worth of
phosphate per annum, or 80 per cent,
of the total output of the United
Florida Is destined to become Im
portant, very important, In raising
live stock. There is no long, cold
winter to teBt 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 available
underground, besides the heaviest
annual rainfall, than any other state
in the union.
No state in the union has such ac
cess to the oceans and the world by
water as has Florida.
No one need fear coming to Flori
da because of alligators. They are
now as much of curiosities to Florid
tans as they have been to tourists.
Look at a map of the world, and
you will find Florida Is more favor
ably located, relative to facility of
access to water and world traffic,
than any other American state.
The summer warmth of Florida
never prostrates man or animal, the
temperature seldom attaining 100 de
grees above zero. Sultry nights are
unknown. Trade winds constantly
blow over the state from the Gulf
of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean.
When the waters of the North are
covered with thick Ice, you can go
fishing and boating in Florida waters
or pick strawberries and flowers in
The fig, one of earth's best-known
fruits and oftenest mentioned in the
Bible, is right at home in Florida.
There are nineteen navigable riv-
erB in Florida.
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 660 varieties
of fish 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
Florida sand productive.
Jackson county shipped 75 cars of
A-grade corn to Kansas City, Mo., last
Fossil remain brought to light by
mining operations show Florida once
was the home of the mastodon, the
elephant, the camel, the saber-toothed
tiber, and other giant forms of life.
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 oi
the conifer or pine family.
More than 300 silos have been built
in Florida in recent years, this work
having been scarcely started.
The value of Florida's peanut crop
is estimated at $3,000,000.
Hastings, in St Johns county
marketed more than $5,000,000 worth
of white potatoes in 1917.
Florida reported 60,016 farms in
1910. The state could contain ten
times as many.
Florida has many varieties ft
misses and other forage crops.
Florida has the largest pecan grovj
In the world 72,000 trees, covering
4.200 acres, near Tallahassee.
Florida possesses 300,001 pecan
Florida produces more than 75 dif
ferent varieties , of farm products.
Florida ships 60,000 car loads of
fruit and vegetables a year, or more
than four 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's area Is equal to the com
blned areas of Main, New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Is
laud, and Connecticut The latter
states contain 15,000,000 people. Flor
ida has only 1,000,000 Inhabitants,
and more in the winters.
The banner orange tree of Florida
is 60 feet high and has produced 10,
000 oranges in a year.
Florida produces .yearly 6,000,000
quarts of strawberries.
Florida's banking deposits Increas
ed 205 per cent within the last five
years. It has 201 banking institu
tions under state control and 54 na
Florida has 348 growing days
Florida produces 2,000,000 pounds
of butter a mere fraction of its ca
pacity to produce this commodity. It
offers excellent opportunities In the
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 67 inches
of rainfall annually.
Florida has some of the largest
and most beautiful springs . 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
There are 160 horticultural nurser
ies in Florida, with home-grown
Florida ranks first among all states
in the Union In the production of
There are two million acres of
land In the Everglades as rich as any
In the world.
Florida produces winter-grown to
matoes, and ships 6,000 car loads ot
them a total larger than that of all
other states combined.
Florida produces 12,000,000 to 15,-
000,000 bushels of corn a year, and
of a quality as fine as that of any
on earth. - .
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's north-to-south length Is
660 miles; its east-to west width is
410 miles. It is about the same dis
tance from PenBacola 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 tate capital
From Florida are shipped 800,000
crates of celery annually.
In a single season 7,600 cars of
watermelons and 255,000 orates of
cantaloupes have been shipped from
The Florida velvet-bean crop ap
proximates 1,000,000 bushels a year.
Florida's sea coast Is 1,200 miles
Florida has 13 of the 68 federal na
rrations for the protection and pres
ervation of bird life.
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
halt as large as the state ot Rhode
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.
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treatment ot Spanish Influenza and kindred ills.
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adding a little sugar or salt It you like. Sick people should hare it
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