Charles Simeon Lee on Lettuce Farm in Black Hammock

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Title

Charles Simeon Lee on Lettuce Farm in Black Hammock

Alternative Title

C. S. Lee on Black Hammock Lettuce Farm

Subject

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

Description

Charles Simeon Lee (1892-1991) on his lettuce farm in Black Hammock, an area along Lake Jesup in Oviedo known for its groves, farms, and nurseries. Early settlers to the area grew citrus, celery, lettuce, and other vegetables on Oviedo's mucky, rich topsoil. A farmer and the youngest son of Orange County Commissioner James Hiram Lee, Sr. (1844-1920) and Laura Agusta Barnett Lee (1851-1940). Lee was born on October 27, 1892, and married Goldie Eva Beckley Lee (1892-1976) on April 21, 1915. During the Great Depression, Lee grew celery and bought 20,000 acres to start a cattle ranch. He passed away on November 9, 1991.

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

220 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Black Hammock, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

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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

"Black Hammock." Rural Heritage Center. http://www.ruralheritagecenter.net/blackhammock.
"Lake Charm Circle, Oviedo...." The Orlando Sentinel, November 11, 1991. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-11-11/news/9111110197_1_oviedo-grandchildren-clarksville.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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