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Apopka, Florida, started out as a place once dubbed "Big Potato" by the Native Americans of the area and was formerly known as the "Fern City," but it is now most notably considered the "Indoor Foliage Capitol of the World." Once-thriving fragrant citrus groves have been replaced by climate-controlled greenhouses and fields of landscaped nurseries and subdivisions. The second largest city in Orange County, Apopka is located in the northwest region of the county. It functions today as a bedroom community for Orlando and boasts the history of a community filled with a deep sense of pride.
ISBN: 9780738516110
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Images of America: Apopka, written by the Apopka Historical Society, covers the time period of 1845-2000. It tells a noteworthy true story through authentic images and tales of a community's journey through many changes. The story brings in the various leaders of the area, including Mayor John H. Land, who has had the rare experience of being the mayor of Apopka for over 50 years. This volume relates the history of the civic organizations, churches, and sports heroes who have nourished the city's strong sense of honor.
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