A black and white newspaper photograph of farm workers loading celery onto a truck in Slavia, Florida. Slavia was established in 1911 when the Slavia Colony Company purchased about 1,200 acres of land west of Oviedo. The earliest settlers of the community came from rural areas in Central Europe who were attracted to Florida's warm climate and rich soil. By the mid-1920s, celery became Slavia's leading cash crop.
Original black and white newspaper photograph: Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.
Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin
"Duda Celery Farm by Bettye Reagan." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6936.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original black and white newspaper photograph.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white newspaper photograph
Copyright to this resource is held b Bettye Reagan and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Private Collection of Bettye Reagan
Petrik, Robert. "Czechs and Slovaks in Florida." American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club. http://acscc.org/Papers/svu_062703b.html.
“Loading Celery.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed September 23, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/6935.