Dade City

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Dade City was named for Maj. Francis L. Dade, who perished in the Dade Battle, which opened the Second Seminole War in 1836. As the county seat, formality intermingles with frontier roots in a revered, historic courthouse, a stately jail, and an array of churches and historic homes. Dade City entices visitors with antique shops, cafés, and historical architecture. Folks are drawn to the hospitality of the Kumquat Festival, the homespun county fair, and agricultural showcases at area ranches. In 1908, O. Henry included Dade City in one of his short stories as a symbol of Americana. Surrounding the historic town are alluring places that tell the stories of Florida: the Withlacoochee State Forest, Lake Jovita, Trilby, Lacoochee, and San Antonio to name a few.
ISBN: 9781467112512
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Madonna Jervis Wise, an educator and the author of Wildcat Creek Kids and several other books, illuminates Dade City's refinement and uniqueness over 150 years. Wise reviewed over 5,000 images from several historical photographic collections to identify key topics and images and consulted with local groups, historians, and lifelong citizens. This book provides glimpses of institutions that have shaped history, including the Embry Tobacco Company, the Pasco Packing Association (formerly the largest citrus-processing operation in the world), working cattle ranches, and a variety of Dade City service industries.
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