Indian River Drive Postcard
Indian River Dr. Postcard
A postcard depicting Indian River Drive in 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.
Tichnor Bros, Inc.
Original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Tichnor Bros., Inc.: Private Collection of Bob Van Horn.
Van Horn, Bob
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 9 x 14 centimeter color postcard by Tichnor Bros., Inc.
Is Part Of
Cocoa Collection, Brevard County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
9 x 14 centimeter color postcard
Originally created by Tichnor Bros, Inc.
Copyright to this resource is held by Bob Van Horn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"Indian River, Florida." Exploring Florida. http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/docs/i/indriv2.htm.