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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Nelson and Company Packing Plant in 1913. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company…

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A newspaper advertisement for Nelson and Company and Wheeler Fertilizer Company. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. According to the article, the Fort Myers Growers' Association, which was a local unit of the Florida Citrus Exchange (FCE), was considering a proposal to build a packing,…

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The Nelson and Company Packing Plant, located in what is now the Nelson and Company Historic District, in 1979. The company was Originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and…

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The Nelson and Company Packing Plant, located in what is now the Nelson and Company Historic District. The company was Originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. According to the article, an individual (whose name is unreadable) arrived in Avon Park, Florida, on June 15, 1930. The article discusses the box-manufacturing capacity of a…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. According to the article, the Fort Pierce Growers' Association, which was a local unit of the Florida Citrus Exchange (FCE), was considering a proposal to build a packing,…

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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A pineapple packing house in Fort Pierce, Florida, located long the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) siding. The Fort Pierce train station was located along the tracks that now run through Downtown Fort Pierce. Henry Flagler (1830-1913) expanded his…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and sales agent W. E. Edwards. Topics discussed in the letter include Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson's upcoming business trip to New York City, New York, and…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Frank P. Lum of the Flacal Sales Agency. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed copy of a letter to Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson and…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include proper fruit grading at Isleworth Grove, instructions to fire any graders that do…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include the inadequate wrapping done by some of the fruit packers at Isleworth Grove and…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth packinghouse superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include an enclosed letter from L. M. Newbold regarding the poor showing of a car of…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth Packing House Superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include how to pack third-grade oranges, what price to charge for said fruit, and…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and Isleworth Packing House Superintendent Corbett Hutchinson. Topics discussed in the letter include the size of Isleworth cars in comparison of cars of the Fellowship and of the Crane…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the unsatisfactory results of the piece system of paying workers and fruit packing at…

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An original letter of correspondence between Randall Chase and A. Q. Lancaster. Topics discussed in the letter include Mr. Watkins' request for his son's employment at Isleworth Grove, Chase's request for Lancaster to allow Watkins' son to board with…

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An original letter of correspondence between Sydney Octavius Chase and E. Magnuson. Topics discussed in the letter include Chase's instructions for Magnuson to assist C. Hutchinson in the packinghouse at Isleworth Grove and how to grade and pack the…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the Florida Public Service Company, the extension of a power line to Isleworth Grove,…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include a clause in the Chase & Company's contract dealing with fruit prices and labor…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's visit to Isleworth Grove with Mr. Miller and Mr. Gorman of the Fruit Auction…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the condition of grapefruit trees at Isleworth Grove, upcoming shipments, and the…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the handling of Isleworth pineapple oranges at Isleworth Grove, C. E. Browne's…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the decreased rate of productivity for tangerine harvesting at Isleworth Grove and S. M.…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the manifest of a wrecked car and the inefficiency of the company's current system of…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include the unsatisfactory piece system for packing at Isleworth Grove, insufficient wrapping…

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An original memorandum written by representatives from Chase & Company. The memo highlights issues that the Florida Citrus Exchange experienced during the 1923-1924 season, including competition between the citrus industries in California and…