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The original Martin Company plant during its construction. The site was located on Orange Blossom Trail and Sand Lake Road, about four miles south of in Orlando, Florida. The Martin Company purchased the land from the City of Orlando in 1956 for…

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A postcard depicting an aerial view of the Delaware River Bridge that connects Camden, New Jersey, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bridge opened in 1926 and is now known as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The bridge is one of the largest suspension…

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Westinghouse Electric's nuclear steam generator and pressurizer factory located at 6501 South West Shore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida. The product lines of nuclear steam generators and pressurizers were moved to Tampa from the Power Generation Heat…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. This article lists a number of predicts for Oviedo in 1940. Predicts include population growth, expansion of land cleared in Black Hammock, the operation of a canning…

Episode 38 of A History of Central Florida Podcast: Citrus Industry. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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Lyman High School alumna Patricia Simpson. After graduating from Lyman, Simpson began working in a parachute factory in Casselberry, Florida. Shortly afterward, she joined Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), completing a training…

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A newspaper articleon the tobacco and leather industries in Florida. The article was written by C. D. Leffler, President of the Young Men's Business League, and published by Manufacturers Record: A Weekly Southern Industrial Railroad and Financial…

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A newspaper article about Florida-Cuba Cigar Company, a new cigar factory coming to Sanford, Florida, in 1919. The article describes the strategic location of the city for the growing cigar industry. The new factory was located on the second floor of…

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A newspaper article from the Industrial Edition of Sanford Chronicle, which was published by The Sanford Herald. The article is about John J. Mauser, a cigar manufacturer who opened a factory, located at 120 North Park Avenue, in Downtown Sanford,…

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Newspaper quotation from an Orlando citizen about new that a cigar manufacturer would be bringing one hundred families to Sanford, Florida. This item demonstrates that rivalry between businessmen and politicians of Sanford and Orlando. This rivalry…

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The lot of a former cigar manufacturer that was located on South Oak Avenue, in Sanford, Florida, in 1924. The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the…

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A newspaper article on the status and future of the cigar industry in Sanford, Florida. Published in The Florida Times-Union in 1910, the article states that Sanford does not expect to become a cigar center, but that the city will welcome all cigar…

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Newspaper article on the arrival of a new Berriman Brothers cigar factory in Sanford, Florida, in 1910. The article reports that the third floor of the Sanford City Hall was modeled for a Berriman Bros. cigar factory, but was declared inadequate by…