Port Orange

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Port Orange, a palm-shaded community on Florida's Atlantic coast, provides residents and visitors with balmy ocean breezes, friendly neighbors, and all the conveniences of a modern city. But it is Port Orange's unique and diverse heritage, composed ofchallenges and accomplishments, extraordinary events and daily living, that has given the city a proud character all its own. This new volume of visual history traces the fascinating history of the Port Orange area from ancient man through the Indian Wars,the pioneer days, the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II, and the development of a city that will reach 50,000 residents by 2001. The book, in images and detailed captions, tells the stories of the city's prominent residents and families, as well as landmark businesses and institutions that have played an integral part in theunfolding history of Port Orange. From the Timucuan Indians and pioneering settlers to Dunlawton Sugar Mill and the auto racing industry, this pictorial retrospective tells the community's own special tale.
ISBN: 9780738506180
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Port Orange, authors Harold D. Cardwell Sr. and Priscilla D. Cardwell have gathered a wide variety of visual documents, from early sketches and maps to vintage photographs and postcards, that powerfully illustrate the singular history of the region. Drawn from the archives of the Port Orange Historical Trust, the Halifax Historical Museum, the Florida State Archives, and numerous collections belonging to longtime residents, these striking images capture not only the fascinating natural history of the region from prehistoric times to the present day, but the determined spirit of those who have made Port Orange their home.
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