Seaboard Air Line Railroad Train in Black Hammock

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Title

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Train in Black Hammock

Alternative Title

SAL Train in Black Hammock

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Celery
Seaboard Air Line railroads
Railroads--Florida
Trains

Description

A Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) train in Black Hammock of Oviedo, Florida, on May 25, 1927. The train was shipping Sunrise and Big Win brands of celery.

Oviedo's earliest settlers grew citrus and celery on the area's mucky, rich topsoil. While citrus was the dominant crop for sometime, 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, May 25, 1927: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Date Created

1927-05-25

Contributor

Clonts, Thelma Lee

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of Original black and white photograph, May 25, 1927.

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

265 KB
391 KB

Medium

2 black and white photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Black Hammock, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

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Provenance

Donated to the Oviedo Historical Society by Thelma Lee Clonts.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thelma Lee Clonts 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.

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Original Format

2 black and white photographs

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