Remembering Plant City: Stories from the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World

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In the years before Plant City was chartered, pioneers and rugged individuals out to seek a better life migrated to the land of thick forests and rich soil. In 1885, when Connecticut Yankee Henry Bradley Plant laid the railroad tracks connecting Tampa to Sanford—and from there to the world—Plant City blossomed into an "instant city." Plant City became the model for small-town America. In many ways, it remains so today. The small town known more for its strawberries than for anything else has grown and prospered, struggled, sacrificed and evolved into a complex community of industrial strength and residential quality, historic homes and brick streets. Over the years and along the way, many individuals have passed through, and many stories have been told about the people and their attributes, attitudes and activities. Here are some of them.
ISBN: 9781596292437
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 122
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gilbert Gott is a longtime resident of Plant City, Florida. He runs the Plant City Photo Archive, a local repository containing thousands of archival images of Plant City and surrounding Hillsborough County. Gott has published a variety of articles in local publications. This is his first book.