The Bunnell Development Company Papers and Manuscripts

Material Information

The Bunnell Development Company Papers and Manuscripts
Alternate title:
Bunnell Home Builder papers and manuscripts
Alternate title:
Bunnell Colony "Movies"
Physical Description:
Volumes : illustrations, ; 29 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Housing development -- History -- Florida -- Bunnell ( lcsh )
Real property -- History -- Florida -- Bunnell ( lcsh )
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Real property ( fast )
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Description and travel -- Periodicals -- Bunnell (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Periodicals -- Flagler County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Florida -- Bunnell ( fast )
Florida -- Flagler County ( fast )
History. ( fast )
Periodicals. ( fast )
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General Note:
Miscellaneous text and documents from the Bunnell Development Colony, Florida in what is now Flagler County.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Flagler County Historical Society
Holding Location:
Flagler County Historical Society
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
on10469 ( NOTIS )
1046991505 ( OCLC )
F319.B92 B86 ( lcc )

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Scene a few clays later. Note between rows of potatoes, also th at a cost of SS.GO. growing corn which was e fence in the buckgroun planted %  1, built This is the kind of corn his son raised. /mans mmii i the mmi. mi BMC HE EETIME OF S HE POMS OOPS MEOjnil.iyFty IX 3o y/l i/ totS/ ly s.l/o Ib/.i/S llcjO.XS /i/ys.os J30/.3S triayzs -'*/y /^/y.6^ r*7; %W.l /J — lob.oy Totc^L //.ycjz.o't Joo. OO total receipts ZZ.CfZ. 0% ms si.'ll) This man showing the possibilities of his soil to a Chicago banker. International Uar con reyance than rester truck—a his $10.00 yoke more rapid means of of oxen. YOU HAVE THE SAME CHANCE AS HE HAD. WIlJ YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT? IT IS UP TO YOU. 'I he returns from Ins first crop—seven acres of potatoes which sold for $000.00. THIS IS THE MAN THE STORY OF ONE MAN’S SUCCESS AS SHOWN IN “MOVIES”. Tff/g H/£ FORTY. TRACT# VS-6 -BLOCK. B. j?ECJ V TE /2tf EG. 30 E s BLI W 2 T 9 < J* fiy TT This is the way the land looked on October 31, 1911. Our field manager and the happy owner of the t 0 acres. "Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home”—the home he built for $51.08. Bunnell Colony “Movies” The Camera Always Tells the Truth — 1. This man left California with less than $900.00 and came to Florida hoping here to be able to buy a farm and better his condition. 2. He arrived at Bunnell October 30, 1911, and the fol lowing day he contracted for the purchase of a 40-acre farm, located about three miles south of Bunnell. This farm was to cost him $1,000.00 as our land at that time was selling for but $25.00 an acre, and he agreed to pay for same at the rate of 50 cents an acre a month. 3. He began at once to get ready for the arrival of his family from California. Without the aid of a carpenter lie erected a one-room house, 12x14, with shed roof. This house had two good doors and four large windows and cost him $51.08. 4. While waiting for his family he drove a well in a little over a day, doing the work alone, and found a tine How of water at a depth of 21 feet. 5. His family arrived at Bunnell December 3, 1911, having spent more than $200.00 for railroad fare, reducing their capital to less than $700.00. 6. He began clearing his land Dec. 18, 1911. 7. With the help of his two eldest boys he fenced 20 acres of land. Not being' able to buy wire for a fence, they set good strong posts eight feet apart, and nailed to these posts young trees or thin posts, which they were able to obtain for the cutting. This gave him a good, hog-tight fence, at a total cost of but $5.60 for nails. 8. The next month he built a kitchen, bath room and pantry, as a lean-to on the first room erected, covering a ground space of 10x30 feet. He and the two eldest boys did all the work. 9. Not having the money with which to buy a team of mules, he purchased a yoke of small oxen at a cost of $70.00. 10. A little over 100 days from the time of his arrival he had seven acres of Irish potatoes growing, which he sold for $900.00 about seven months after he reached Bunnell. 11. He grew twelve crops the first four years. Of these twelve crops, seven were Irish potatoes. The other five were cow-peas and corn. 12. (jn January 11th, 12th and 13th, 1916, he planted twelve acres to Irish potatoes and began digging this potato crop April 24, 1916, or 104 days after the crop was planted. 13. About the middle of April, 1916, a Mr. Hill, a commis sion man from the North, bought these twelve acres of potatoes in the ground for $3,000.00. 14. On April 17, 1916, Mr. Hill deposited in the Bunnell State Bank $1,000.00 to bind the bargain. On April 25, 1916, the first car-load of potatoes was sold for S998.45’, and this sum was deposited to the grower’s account. On April 26, 1916, the second car of potatoes was shipped and Mr. Hill paid the balance, or $1,001.55. 15. The commission man stated these potatoes were among the finest he had handled, and that about 90% were No. l’s. 16. In January, 1917, this man planted his 40 acres to Irish potatoes and sold this crop for over $12,000.00. 17. This man has now paid in full for his land He has erected a home at a cost ol $2,800.00. He has a packing shed, barn, and a good wire fence around his entire 40 acres. All of his land is cleared and is well worth from $200.00 to $250.00 an acre. He has purchased additional land, has up-to-date farm implements and an automobile truck that cost $1,425.00. His $70.00 yoke of oxen has been replaced by two good teams of mules. THE STORY OF ONE MAN’S SUCCESS AS SHOWN IN “MOVIES”. RETURNS FROM HIS 19b POTATO' CROP h OF IM ACHES AS DEPOSITED TO HIS accoxout vw ifit BimwuM fytafo l&VnJc COmmaX^ t^YV -TYMASW(Xfoxlt l~j. tqib } 000.00\lb tjCjS.ys tlfril Zlo.icjllo 1001.55 75tE2 'Soo&ocT His 1917 potato field of .'i0 acres, for which he received over $ 12 000 00 His personal packing shed, where his potatoes are graded and pul in bui-rels for shipment.