Scene Near Cocoa Postcard

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Title

Scene Near Cocoa Postcard

Alternative Title

Cocoa Postcard

Subject

Cocoa (Fla.)

Description

A postcard depicting a scene near Cocoa, Florida. Non-indigenous fishermen first arrived in Cocoa, Florida, around 1860, and in 1882, settlement plats were made under the name Indian River City. In 1895, Cocoa was officially incorporated, following significant development and grown brought with the extension of the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Indian River Railway to the area. Cocoa's population dropped following the Great Freeze of 1894-1895, which destroyed many citrus crops. Population growth returned in the 1920s, although the economy declined against during the Great Depression. During the Space Race, Cocoa and its surrounding areas benefited greatly from the development of the space industry, as well as the tourism industry.

Source

Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard: Private Collection of Bob Van Horn.

Publisher

Valentine & Sons' Publishing Company

Date Created

ca. 1895-1963

Contributor

Van Horn, Bob

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard.

Is Part Of

Cocoa Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

345 KB

Medium

9 x 14 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cocoa, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Valentine & Sons' Publishing Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bob Van Horn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"​Cocoa Pier History." Westgate Resorts. https://www.westgatedestinations.com/florida/cocoa-beach/cocoa-beach-pier.

Files

CCA00001.pdf

Collection

Citation

“Scene Near Cocoa Postcard.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 7, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7561.

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  1. CCA00001.pdf