Cocoa Beach, 1991

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Title

Cocoa Beach, 1991

Alternative Title

Cocoa Beach

Subject

Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
Beaches--Florida

Description

Cocoa Beach, Florida, in September of 1991. The first non-Amerindian settlement of the area, known as Oceanus, was a group of emancipated slaves following the end of the American Civil War. A group of citizens of neighboring Cocoa purchased the property in 1888, but left it undeveloped for several decades. In 1923, one of the groups members, Gus C. Edwards, purchased the land from his fellow co-owners. Cocoa Beach was incorporated as town on June 5, 1925. Edwards was elected the first mayor.

The Florida Department of Transportation constructed State Road 140 (present-day State Road A1A) in 1935, allowing for increased development. In 1944, a Florida Legislature bill that would have dissolved the city government was defeated. The town was incorporated as a city on June 29, 1957. With the construction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s John F. Kennedy Space Center (KCS), the city of Cocoa Beach experienced major growth in population and economic development. However, the city experienced layoffs and economic decline during the period between the conclusion of the Apollo Program and the introduction of the Space Shuttle Program.

Source

Original color photographs, September 1991: Private Collection of Nancy Lynn Cepero.

Date Created

ca. 1991-09

Contributor

Cepero, Nancy Lynn

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographs, September 1991.

Is Part Of

Cocoa Beach Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

120 KB
114 KB

Medium

2 color photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Spatial Coverage

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Nancy Lynn Cepero and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The History of Cocoa Beach, Florida." City of Cocoa Beach. http://www.cityofcocoabeach.com/144/The-Years-1920---1980.
Arnold, Wade. Cocoa Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Parrish, Ada Edmiston, Alma Clyde Field, and George Leland Harrell. Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.

Files

CBC00001.jpg
CBC00002.jpg

Citation

“Cocoa Beach, 1991.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed January 21, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4393.

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