First Street Fair in Sanford

Dublin Core

Title

First Street Fair in Sanford

Alternative Title

First Street Fair

Subject

Photography--Florida--History
Sanford (Fla.)
Festivals--Southern States
Fairs--Florida

Description

A town fair held on First Street following the period in Sanford's history known as the "Decade of Disasters." The "Decade of Disasters" started with a bakery fire in 1887, which destroyed much of the city's east side, including many of the wooden buildings along First Street. A state-wide yellow fever epidemic in 1888 further depleted the city's population. The financial collapse of 1893 hit Florida investors hard, as did the "Great Freeze" of 1894-95, which destroyed the region's citrus crop. However, by the turn of the century, Sanford experienced a boom in construction which would culminate with the construction of the Seminole County Courthouse in 1913. This festival represents the prosperity that the Celery City had started to achieve during the boom period between 1897 and 1913.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Events--Fairs, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1900-1910

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Events--Fairs, 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

4.6 MB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811754, -81.261312

Temporal Coverage

1900-01-01/1910-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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

The Seminole Herald. Sanford: Our First 125 Years. [Sanford, FL]: The Herald, 2002.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Sanford: a Brief History." City of Sanford. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=48.
Brochure, Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Gateway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.

Transcript

SANFORD
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH AND CABLE OFFICE

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Locations

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