Acreage of Principle Crops, Seminole County, 1924

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Title

Acreage of Principle Crops, Seminole County, 1924

Alternative Title

Seminole County Principle Crops

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Vegetables--Florida
Vegetable industry
Fruits
Fruit industry--Florida

Description

A table representing the acreage of principle crops in Seminole County, Florida, during 1924. Crops such as corn, velvet beans, and dry edible beans were listed as grain and forage crops. Tame grasses and annual legumes were categorized as hay crops. Crops such as cotton, sugar cane, potatoes, and strawberries were listed as miscellaneous. Vegetables grown for sale included cabbages, melons, lettuce, onions, corn, and tomatoes. All of the fruits and nuts were listed under orchard fruits and nuts.

In the early-1900s, Seminole County was known for its agricultural development and close proximity to shipping lanes. By the 1920s, citizens in Seminole County, particularly in Sanford, soon shifted their interests in making the area a tourist destination. This trend is made apparent in the total value of principle crops listed by the U.S. Census of Agriculture in 1924. In 1919, principle crops were valued at $186,229 in comparison to drop in value in 1924 to $22,509 for the same identified crops.

Creator

Cepero, Laura

Source

Original table by Laura Cepero, July 21, 2011.

Date Created

2011-07-21

Date Modified

2013-10-02

Is Part Of

Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

55.5 KB

Medium

1 table

Language

eng

Type

Dataset

Coverage

Seminole County, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Laura Cepero.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Dicken, Samuel N. "Central Florida Farm Landscape." Economic Geography 11, no. 2 (April 1935): 173-182.
Harper, Roland M. "Agricultural Conditions in Florida in 1925." Economic Geography 3, no. 3 (July 1927): 340-353.

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1 table

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