Sanford Orange Grove

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Title

Sanford Orange Grove

Alternative Title

Orange Grove

Subject

Photography--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Citrus--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida

Description

For many years citrus reigned supreme in Sanford, Florida. From December 1894 to February 1895, Sanford experienced temperatures as low as 18 degrees. The Sanford area experienced what would be known as "The Great Freeze." The hard freezes destroyed most of the area's citrus trees and their fruit. The citrus crop never fully recovered and farmers were forced to search for other crops to grow. Ultimately, Sanford's citizens determined that celery would be an appropriate substitution, since the crop was much more resilient against extreme temperatures. By the 1890s, celery became Sanford's primary export, and as early as 1900, the city had earned the nickname "The Celery City."

Source

Reproduced black and white photograph: Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Agriculture--Citrus, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1890-1899

Has Format

Original black and white photograph.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of reproduced black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Agriculture--Citrus, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

General Photographic Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

2.1 MB

Medium

1 reproduced newspaper photograph.

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.8000, -81.2667

Temporal Coverage

1890-01-01/1899-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Student Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Morton, Dave

Digital Collection

External Reference

Donaldson, Mary B., Charles Hammack, and Lenore Hammack, eds. 1999. Memories of Historic Sanford: Past and Present. Sanford FL: Sanford Historic Trust.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 reproduced newspaper photograph

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Transcribe This Item

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