A. Duda and Sons Mule Train

Dublin Core

Title

A. Duda and Sons Mule Train

Alternative Title

Duda Mule Train

Subject

Slavia (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Celery industry
Farms--Florida
Farming
Labor--Florida
Laborers--United States
Employees--United States

Description

A Mule Train on the A. Duda and Sons farm in Slavia, Florida, sometime between 1940 and 1945. Mule Trian was the name of the motorized factory that Duda farm workers used to harvest celery from the 1940s through the 1970s. It was named after a popular song in the 1950s.

Andrew Duda, Sr. immigrated from Slovakia to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1909, later settling in Central Florida to try his hand at farming. Initially successful growing Irish potatoes, the market value of the crop could not cover shipping costs and the Duda family struggled financially to survive. Soon after they returned to Cleveland, where Duda and his sons worked in a factory to support the family. By 1926, the Duda family had saved enough money to return to Slavia. This time, their crops prospered and they formed A. Duda and Sons. The family owned company remains in existence today and is an international brand with locations across the globe.

Source

Original 4 x 6 inch black and white photographs: Private Collection of Ida Boston.

Date Created

ca. 1940-1945

Contributor

Boston, Ida

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of the original 4 x 6 inch black and white photographs

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

142 KB
118 KB
105 KB

Medium

4 x 6 inch black and white photographs

Type

Still Image

Coverage

A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm, Slavia, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Ida Boston and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Ida Boston

External Reference

Barnett, Cynthia. "The Duda Way: A. Duda & Sons Co.." Florida Trend, September 2006. http://www.floridafarmers.org/news/articles/TheDudaWay.htm.
"History." Duda Farm Fresh Foods. http://www.dudafresh.com/about/history.php.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

3 black and white photographs

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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