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Tavares (Paperback)

Author: Grenier, Bob

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In 1875, wealthy attorney and newspaperman Maj. Alexander St. Clair Abrams and his wife, Joanna, journeyed north from their home in Orlando to a bridge of land weaving through a chain of beautiful lakes. It was here, in the heart of the state, where Major St. Clair Abrams envisioned a town that would someday be the seat of a new county. In 1880, he began to lay out his town, calling it after a Spanish ancestor, a grandee named Lopez Para y Tavares. St. Clair Abrams made Tavares a railroad hub, believing railroads and waterways were the key to growth and prosperity. He built hotels, mills, factories, and parks. Despite a destructive fire in 1888 that leveled the business district and the 1894 and 1895 freezes that set back the citrus industry, settlers continued to arrive. Today, Tavares maintains its small-town charm while it prospers as "America's Seaplane City."

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738591070
SKU 224257797
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738591076
Release Date 1/1/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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