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Carved from the longleaf pine forests of central Florida, the city of Groveland was built by generations of hardworking men and women. Originally named Taylorville, the town was incorporated in 1922 and was blessed with visionaries such as founder Daniel Sloan, father and son entrepreneurs E. E. and L. D. Edge, and the Arnold family, among others. Their dreams, mixed with those of mill workers, farmers, orange pickers, preachers, and teachers, created a town with boundless community pride. Groveland was home to the largest sawmill in the Southeast and the most successful football program of any high school its size in the state. It was also the birthplace of the Florida Telephone Company. Images of America: Groveland pays affectionate tribute to the people and events that inspired the history of Groveland and its neighboring communities.
ISBN: 9780738567518
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 230
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Doris Bloodsworth is a Pulitzer-nominated writer who moved with her family to Groveland in 1959. She graduated from Groveland High School in 1968 and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. She reported for the Wall Street Journal and Orlando Sentinel before starting Crosswords Communications Company. Bloodsworth helped found the Groveland Historical Society and Museum to fulfill the dying wishes of high-school friend Marilyn Gammon Smith.