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"Do you want a beautiful winter home in Florida? Located on the highest, driest, healthiest, and most beautiful spot for a town . . ." This land company advertisement is like many we see today in Florida, but it was written over 100 years ago by the founder of Hawks Park, Dr. John Milton Hawks. Hawks Park was established in 1871, and within 15 years, it had 115 permanent residents and was a popular place for many Northerners to enjoy the warm winters along the edge of the beautiful Indian River. By 1925, the growing community became a town and adopted the more descriptive name of Edgewater. While there are more than 20,000 residents in 2005, the population of the city still swells during the winter when people follow the migrating birds and boats, seeking refuge from the snow. Although much has changed since the founding of Edgewater, rare vintage photographs will take the readers through the town's years of growth in this illustrative history.
ISBN: 9780738518442
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sandra Wallus Sammons is the author of five historical biographies. Jo Anne Sikes is the author of a biography of the founders of Edgewater and is Edgewater's historian. Both are members of the Southeast Volusia Historical Society and are on the board of the Friends of the Edgewater Library.
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