Celery Cooperative Needed

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Title

Celery Cooperative Needed

Alternative Title

Celery Cooperative Needed

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Celery

Description

A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. This article argues the need for Seminole County to develop a cooperative for celery growers. Seminole County, especially Sanford, was well-known in the late 19th and early 20th century for its celery industry. The origins of Sanford's connection to celery farming began on December 26, 1894, when a freeze damaged the area's citrus groves. They began to recover during a warm and wet January which promoted new shoots, but a second freeze hit on February 7, 1895, practically wiping them out. The 24 degree temperature was the coldest known in Florida to that point. The freeze was so intense that the sap froze inside the trunks, many of which split open, sounding like gunshots, and crashed to the ground. The population quickly dropped from 5000 to 2000 as the groves were abandoned. I. H. Terwilliger stayed after the freezes and is believed to have planted the first celery grown in Sanford in 1896. By 1898, celery became the crop synonymous to Sanford, with the town earning the nickname "Celery City."

Source

Original newspaper article: "Celery Cooperative Needed." The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1, No. 9, June 20, 1930, page 2: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Publisher

The Central Florida Press

Date Created

ca. 1930-06-20

Date Copyrighted

1930-06-20

Date Issued

1930-06-20

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Celery Cooperative Needed." The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1, No. 9, June 20, 1930, page 2.

Is Part Of

"The Central Florida Press, Vol. 1. No. 9, June 20, 1930." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5674.
Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

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Extent

133 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Seminole County, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Central Florida Press.

Rights Holder

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

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Bentley, Altermese Smith. Seminole County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2000.

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