Black Hammock Celery Fields

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Title

Black Hammock Celery Fields

Alternative Title

Black Hammock Celery Fields

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Celery
Farming--Florida
Agriculture--Florida

Description

Three African-American farm workers on a celery field in Oviedo's Black Hammock. Oviedo's earliest settlers grew citrus and celery on the area's mucky, rich topsoil. While citrus was the dominant crop for some time, celery took the lead after the Great Freeze of 1894-1895, which destroyed many citrus groves in the Central Florida area. Oviedo's celery industry flourished, especially during World War II, and thus contributed to Central Florida's unprecedented growth and development during that period.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1930-1949

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of Original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

273 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Black Hammock, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History teachers
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Oviedo Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Pioneer Town to Boom Town." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/ED/?page_id=12.
Sloane, Margaret M. "Pioneer Town to Boom Town." The Orlando Sentinel, March 20, 1994. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1994-03-20/news/9403180306_1_grow-celery-mikler-pockets.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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