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Title: Crescent City Putnam County Florida:The Fruitland of America
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CRESCENT TYUNTYFLORIDA

u THE FRUITLAND OF AMERICA


N the very heart of the great "Fruit-land Peninsula" lies Crescent City, one
of the most attractive of Florida's myriad of pretty and up-to-date cities
and villages. This magnificent little city is beautifully situated on the
shores of Crescent Lake, a grand body of water that is 191/2 miles long and
affords the finest of aquatic sports every month in the year. If salt water
bathing is desired, the wish can be easily gratified, for it is a pleasant auto
drive over magnificent roads to where the Atlantic rollers are breaking
S on the shores of Florida's famous east coast.
Twenty-one miles to the north of Crescent City, lies Palatka, while
Jacksonville, the metropolis of Flcrida, is but 76 miles away in the same
direction.
Beautiful and Up-to-Date City
It would be hard to imagine a more attractive place than this, whether
considered merely as a winter home, or as a year-'round money-making
proposition. This section is ideal for health, pleasure and profit.
In this up-to-date city, where civic pride is uppermost in the minds of
th le .ople, there are fine streets averaging 90 feet in width, lined with the
Slandsonme trees characteristic of the southland. The magnificent homes are
S .. .owned by people from all over the United States and Canada, who unite in
an effort to imlprove the b)ealty and general attractiveness of this already
degligltful city.
1-- There are stores of all kinds, churches of the leading denominations;
lodges of the foremost fraternal orders, a strong bank, fine hotels and boarding houses. There are also
complete water, electric lighting and educational systems; in short, noting is lacking that could in
justice be demanded by the people of a much larger city.
Village Improvement Association
What has been accomplished by the Village Im-
provement Association or Women's Club is remark-
able. It has done more for the welfare of the city
than any other factor. The cement sidewalks, the
water system, electric lights and practically all other
improvements, including three public parks, are due"
to the efforts of this association.
The home of this extremely active and beneficial
organization is most inviting and contains a splendid
dance hall, well-equipped library, social rooms, etc.,
while in the grounds are well kept tennis courts.
Adjoining the club house the ladies have erected a
magnificent auditorium, where public lectures, motion STRAWBERRIES THRIVE HERE ND USITAILI.Y
picture entertainments and amusements are held, the RETURN FROM $150 T0 $800 PER ACRE,
proceeds used for the betterment of Crescent City. ATTENTION GIVEN THEM.
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CRESCENT CITY BANK

When one stops to consider that every one connect-
ed with the running of the auditorium, from ticket
seller to ushers, are ladies of the* club, who devote
their time gratis and do all they can to make Crescent
City even more beautiful, one can appreciate the true
worth of this remarkable society. The work done by
every member is inspired solely by civic pride.

Educational Advantages
The schools of Crescent City are high class and
efficient; in fact, they are in keeping with every-
thing else in this advanced southern city. This is also
the home of Southfield Institute, an endowed school
that employs the best instructors obtainable, and
ranks as the finest high school in the State.
The children from the surrounding country are
transported to and from school free of charge in
public automobiles.

Exceptionally Fine Roads
Few States in the Union surpass Florida in the
matter of roads. This section is particularly favored.
The main highway running north and south, almost
the entire length of the State connects Jacksonville,


St. Augustine and Palatka, and then passes on
through Crescent City to De Land, Orlando and
Miami. From this great thoroughfare many other
fine roads branch off, so it is possible to get in your
automobile here and enjoy pleasant and comfortable
riding each week in the year, and reach every part
of the State.
This fine system of roads is continually being
added to, and at the present time many miles more
are under construction in this, "America's Most
Wonderful State."
The roads are kept in fine condition with but little
work because heaving by frost is unknown and mud
is something that is seldom seen.

Delightful and Healthful Climate
Florida is the most healthful State in the Union,
the annual death rate, according to government
statistics, averaging only slightly over six to each
thousand population That this is a wonderful
record is proven by the fact that the average annual
death, rate in most states ranges from fifteen to
twenty per thousand population.
Many people, when they think of Florida, think
of it only as an ideal place for a winter home. True,
there is no spot on earth where the winters are finer
than they are right here, but the summers, too, are
comfortable and enjoyable. Just glance at the out-
lines of the State, and the great bodies of water that
almost surround it, and it will be easy to under-
stand how the heat of this southern latitude is
tempered.
Florida is a peninsula with a coast line of over
twelve hundred miles, the great Atlantic Ocean lap-
ping its shores for hundreds of miles on the East,
while its West shores are washed by the Gulf of Mexi-
co, another tremendous body of salt water. The
breezes are wafted across the peninsula from ocean
to gulf, or vice versa, and the evenings are always
cool.


SPLENDID CROPS OF WHITE POTATOES ARE PRODUCED ON MANY FLORIDA FARMS.


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NEARLY ALL VARIETIES OF CORN THRIVE HERE, YIELDING AS WELL AS IN THE NORTHERN AND
EASTERN STATES


Besides the proximity of great bodies of salt water,
there are enormous tracts covered entirely by pine
groves, some of the trees attaining a height of 120
feet. The combination of salt and pine air makes
this section well nigh perfect as a health resort.
Sunstrokes are unknown, and the fact that the pine
trees attain such a wonderful height, is proof that
tornadoes and severe electric storms are rank in-
truders here.
The average annual temperature for Crescent City
is 69 degrees and government records show that
during a period of forty years the temperature has
gone as high as 99 degrees but six times, and then
only for a few hours. There is no State in the
Union where the summer temperature goes beyond
90 degrees so seldom, and this despite the fact that
its northern boundary is south of California's south-
ern boundary.
Three Beautiful Parks
South Park adjoins the school grounds, and pro-
vides delightful outdoor recreation for the children.
This park, also Prospect Park, faces Crescent Lake,
and both are as attractive as it is possible for the
mind to picture. North Park, which is also ex-
tremely alluring, has a pretty lake that is all its own.

Irrigation Easy Though Generally Unnecessary
The annual rainfall is usually about fifty inches,
the heaviest precipitation being between June and
October, more rain falling in August than in any
other month.
Irrigation is not generally practiced, the rainfall
being ample to take care of all crops. If for any
reason irrigation should be desirable, it is an extreme-
ly simple matter here, because artesian wells that will
give a heavy and steady flow of fine water can be had
by drilling from 150 to 350 feet. Some of the prin-
cipal truck growers have availed themselves of this,
and it is indeed an odd sight to a stranger to see


the mighty stream of water gushing out of a six-inch
pipe without the aid of a gasoline engine.

Fine Drinking Water
The very best of drinking water is obtained from
wells from 20 to 30 feet in depth.
The following is a letter from B. S. Tichenor, the
health officer, and gives some interesting facts re-
garding water and health conditions in Crescent City:
"After making a complete analysis of the drink-
ing water at Crescent City, Florida, I will say
that report on same shows that the water is prac-
tically as pure and free from bacteria of all kinds
as it is possible for water to be. I know of no
other section that has better and purer water
than we enjoy at this place. The peculiar loca-
tion of Crescent City is such and the drainage so
perfect on account of the rolling nature of the
land lying between Crescent Lake and Lake
Stella, that our sanitary conditions are far above


THE LARGER BUILDING IN THE PICTURE IS THE
VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION'S
AUDITORIUM AND THEATRE, WHILE
THE STRUCTURE TO RIGHT IS THE
CLUB HOUSE. A MOST UNUSUAL
ASSOCIATION. SEE PAGE 2.


























DAIRYING IS EXTREMELY PROFITABLE HERE, BECAUSE THE HERDS CAN BE LEFT IN THE RICH,
BOUNTEOUSLY-WATERED PASTURE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR. OUR GROWING
SEASON CONSISTS OF ABOUT 350 DAYS.


average. Malaria and other forms of disease
common to most localities are practically unheard
of here. From the standpoints of water and
healthfulness, Crescent City cannot be duplicat-
ed in the State of Florida."
Excellent Transportation Facilities
.Crescent City enjoys a favorable position on the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and has also direct boat
connections with Jacksonville, the Beach and Miller
Line running via the St. Johns River and Crescent
Lake, a body of water 191/2 miles long and several
miles wide, dotted with many islands and on the
shore of which Crescent City is located.
Variety of Rich Productive Soil
The territory covered by the Crescent City Branch
of the E. A. Strout Farm Agency contains a large


BEAUTIFUL PARK-LIKE WOODLAND AROUND
CRESCENT CITY.


variety of highly productive soils ranging from the
gray loam to the rich hammock and marl lands. The
gray loam is underlaid largely with a sub-soil of
clay and is particularly adapted to the growing of
citrus fruits, peaches, figs, plums and pears, as well
as plenty of other farm crops. The hammock land
is that on which there is a growth of timber other
than pine. These include oak, hickory, ash, cypress
and palm. The hammock land soil is a dark loam
that is very rich.
Low pine land: The top soil is generally a dark,
loam, underlaid with clay, marl or hardpan; this is
excellent for general farming and retains moisture for
a long time.
Muck lands: These consist of a rich, black soil,
created from decaying vegetation for ages, and are
the favorite lands for intensive truck farming, a
great money-making industry in this favored section.

Variety of Products
Florida is the second largest State east of the Mis-
sissippi River and its northern boundary line is
south of California's south boundary line. It has an
area of 54,240 square miles of land, and 4,400 square
miles of lakes, making a total area of 58 680 square
miles.
Practically everything that is produced in Califor-
nia is also produced in Florida in m-ney-making
quantities, while Florida enjoys the distinct ad-
vantage of being 2000 miles closer to the great mar-
kets of the country and has a superior year round
climate.

Oranges and Other Citrus Fruits
Oranges, grape fruit and tangerines are grown
in enormous quantities, the trees being set from 25
to 30 feet apart, about 50 to 70 trees to the acre, and
come into profitable bearing from three to five years






after planting. Fully matured trees bear from 5 to 8
boxes of delicious fruit.
In many cases peach trees are set out as fillers in
the young orange, grape fruit and tangerine groves;
peaches bear the second year, the fruit selling usual-
ly for about $2.50 per crate and in many cases a
-single crop brings in a sufficient amount to pay for
the entire grove.
Crescent City, in some years, has been the second
heaviest shipping station in Florida for citrus fruits.

Cattle and Poultry
There are enormous profits being made here by
farmers engaged in varied branches of agriculture.
They obtain the highest prices because their products
are marketed at a season when the states further
north are not producing. It is a positive fact that
Florida feeds the north and east during the winter
months.
Statistics show that a greater profit per head is
made on live stock in Florida than in mast States,
because our climatic conditions are such that they
can be left in pasture from one year's end to the
other. Cattle are placed on range when grown for
beef.
Thre is a big local demand for poultry and eggs and
men who are making a specialty of poultry raising
are pulling down big money.
Owing to our mild year-'round climate, chickens
require inexpensive housing, and the birds are en-
abled to range in the open almost continually, there-
by reducing the cost of feeding.


SOUTHFIELD INSTITUTE AT CRESCENT CITY, IS
ONE OF THE FINEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN
FLORIDA.
Pecans
Pecan trees are also grown extensively, and are
highly profitable because the nuts bring enormous
prices.
In starting a pecan grove the trees are set about
60 feet apart, the intervening space being used for
all kinds of crops, while waiting for the young pecan
trees to begin bearing their big money-making crops.

Nearly All Crops Thrive Here
It would be possible to utilize more pages than this
booklet contains, citing what can be done and what


ONE OF THE MANY FINE MONEY-MAKING ORANGE GROVES NEAR CRESCENT CITY, FLORIDA.


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GROVE HALL HOTEL, CRESCENT CITY, FLA.
has been done in the way of crop production around
Crescent City, but suffice it to say that practically all
crops can be grown to perfection on our splendid
land.

The Sportsman's Paradise
Anyone who likes to shoulder a gun and go tramp-
ing through the woods in search of game, will not
have to hunt in vain here, because throughout this
region there is an abundance of squirrels, rabbitQ,
turkeys, quail, duck, snipe, curlew and other small
game.
Crescent Lake, on which this city borders, as wel
as the numerous other lakes nearby, abound in black
bass and other fresh-water fish. The man who wants
salt-water fishing for a change can easily gratify that
wish because it is simply a pleasant drive over to
the Atlantic Coast.

Corn, Sugar Cane, Sweet Potatoes
During the summer months corn is grown success-
fully for both grain and ensilage. Hay, sugar cane,
sweet potatoes and other crops are grown as second
and third crops on land that yielded heavily the pre-
vious winter. One winter crop frequently returns
the full cost of the land.

Cost of Living
There is a fish wharf here to which Crescent Lake
fishermen bring their catch and by being on hand
early in the morning, you can select your fish while
they are still alive and obtain them at a very reason-
able figure
The cost of living in Crescent City is not the prob-
lem that it is in the north and west. In the first
place there are no fuel bills to pay, which in itself is
a great saving. Then again, cost of clothing is
greatly reduced, because the residents of this section
do not require so many or such expensive garments
as are required to combat the cold blasts of the north
and west.
Then, with a flock of chickens, a good garden and
some fruit trees, all producing at a time when other
sections are frozen and covered with a heavy blanket
of snow, it will be readily understood how the cost
of living here is reduced to a minimum.
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SOME OF FLORIDA'S BIG MONEY-MAKING CROPS, THE SEASON FOR PLANTING AND HARVEST-
ING AND WHAT THE YIELDS AND RETURNS PER ACRE HAVE BEEN


Crops.
Beans,
Beets,
Celery,
Cucumbers,
Cabbage,
Corn (sweet)
Carrots,
Cauliflower,
Cotton,
Cantalopes,
Egg Plant,
Lettuce,
Onions,
Okra,
Peas,
Peppers,
Potatoes (white),
Potatoes (sweet),
Radishes,
Squash,
Strawberries,
Tomatoes,
Watermelons,
Oranges,
Grape Fruit,


Planted.
Sept. to Feb.,
Oct. to Dec.,
Aug. to Oct.,
Jan. to Feb.,
Sept. to Dec.,
Apr. to May,
Oct. to Dec.,
Sept. to Oct.,
Feb. to May,
Mar. to May,
Dec. to Jan.,
Dec. to Jan.,
Oct. to Dec.,
Mar. to July,
Oct. to Dec.,
Jan. to Feb.,
Jan. to Feb.,
May to July,.
Jan. to Feb.,
Jan. to Feb.,
Produce from
Dec. to Feb.,
Mar. to Apr.,


Harvested.
Nov. to May,
Feb. to May,
Jan. to Apr.,
Apr. to ay,
Jan. to Jay,
June to uly,
Feb. to ne,
Jan. to lar.
Sept. to Nov.,
May to July,
Apr. to June,
Apr. to June,
Apr. to May,
May to Dec.,
Dec. to Mar.,
Apr. to June,
Apr. to May,
Oct. to Jan.,
Mar. to May,
Mar. to May,
Nov. to July,
Apr. to July,
June to July,
Picked in Nov.,
Dec., Jan., Feb.,


Yield per acre.
Up to 300 crates,
500 "
800
300
250
300 "
300 "
200 "
1 bale,
300 crates,
400 baskets,
500
300 bushels,
300 crates,
300 baskets,
400 crates,
(" 70 barrels,
200 bushels,
200 crates,
300 "
4000 quarts,
200 crates,
1 car,

400 boxes,


Income per acre.
Up to $300
S 300
800
S 300
400
S 300
300
S 250
100
S 300
400
S 650
200
S 150
300
S 300
400
S 150
S 300
S 150
600
250
300

S 600


E. P. GENDREAU

CRESCENT CITY REPRESENTING FLORIDA
E. A. STROUT FARM AGENCY


CABBAGE FIELD NEAR CRESCENT CITY THAT YIELDED AT THE RATE OF ABOUT $500 PER ACRE.


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STRING OF BLACK BASS TAKEN IN A SHORT TIME
FROM ONE OF OUR LAKES.

Building material is much cheaper than in the
north,, for with big lumber mills all over the state,
lumber is naturally cheaper than where it has to be
shipped long distances.
This is a grand section either for a winter home
or for a year-'round home, but no matter how much
space I might give to the subject, it would be im-
possible for me to do this grand section justice. The
only way for you to appreciate what it has to offer
is to come here and investigate for yourself.

Take a Vacation
The weather is disagreeable in the north and west
now, but it is just about as delightful here as anyone
could wish, so why not take a vacation and enjoy
a little stay in this land of which Bill Nye once wrote:
"Florida climate alone is worth $100 per acre."
Yes, the climate is worth all of that, but we can
sell you land and throw in the climate at a good
deal lower rate. Come and spend a little time with
us.
Write or telegraph me a few days in advance of
your coming so that I may arrange to meet you and
give you all he necessary time during your stay in
Crescent City.

Visit Crescent City and See For Yourself
In the limited space at my command, I have tried
to explain some of, the advantages of owning a home
in this beautiful part of Florida, tried to anticipate
the questions that an interested person would ask
and have answered them truthfully and without ex-
aggeration.


There is real prosperity in the country these days
-happy homes, filled larders, steady incomes. If
you are a city man you know what you are paying
for the necessities of life. If you are a farmer,
thank your lucky starts and stick right on the job
you can be sure of. If you are not permanently
settled, it will pay you to investigate these remark-
able bargains.


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How To Reach Crescent City, Fla.

From Boston and the East. Trains leave Boston
over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail-
road running direct to Washington, D. C., without
change of cars. From Washington the Atlantic
Coast Line runs through trains to Crescent City.

From New York and Philadelphia. Trains over
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, leaving the
Pennsylvania Railroad stations, carry through
sleeping cars to Crescent City.

A delightful sea trip is to leave New York via.
the Clyde Line, which operates palatial steamers
between New York and Jacksonville, Florida.
From Jacksonville proceed as below.

From Jacksonville. The
Look for this Clyde Line Steamers
Blue and White i and at Jacksonville. All
Sin I railroads also enter this
SOutside city, so no matter by
our Agents what railroad you enter
Offices Florida, you will stop
Sat the Union Station,
Jacksonville, from which trains leave for Crescent
City.

A delightful trip from Jacksonville to Crescent
City is via the Beach and Miller Line Steamers
that sail down the St. Johns River and through
Crescent Lake to Crescent City.

From Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville and the
West. The Illinois Central Railroad operates
through Pullman cars to Crescent City.

No matter where you are coming from, buy your
ticket direct to Crescent City, Florida.


THE BEAN CROP IS AN ENORMOUS MONEY-MAKER HEREABOUTS, USUALLY SHOWING AN AVERAGE
NET PROFIT OF BETWEEN $100 AND $500 PER ACRE


These farm descriptions have been carefully pre-
pared from owners' signed statements. We, never-
theless, expect a customer to visit a farm before
buying, in order that he may see the land, build-
ings, location ,etc., and thus be able to judge of its
value for himself. See these farms and you will
be convinced that they are even bigger bargains
than they seem here.


No. 21 1/2 Acre $1750
Fine Village Property
This plot is 100x200 feet, and splendidly located right
in the heart of the orange belt; will make a com-
fortable winter home; 2-story, 8-room house, painted,
shutters, piazzas, in fine condition; plenty of room for
good garden and all the fruit family will require;
fine large lake close by affords the best of boating,
bathing and fishing; price only $1750, part down, bal-
ance easy terms.

No. 6 40 Acres $1900
Beautiful Lake on Farm
221/2 acres in finest of hammock land, balance in
beautiful lake; 75 orange, 30 grape fruit and 20 tan-
gerine trees all in bearing; comfortable 5-room dwell-
ing, porch, pleasant shade; 3/ mile of beautiful Cres-
cent City with railroad station and every possible
advantage; fruit alone should bring in $400 yearly,
and no better truck land exists in Florida than on this
place; small strawberry bed alone would pay for the
place in a season; berries here bear from November
until July and yield as high as 4000 quarts to the
acre; they usually bring from 15 cents to 35 cents per
quart; advanced age compels quick sale, hence low
price of $1900.


STROUT'S FARM CATALOGUE
A big illustrated catalogue' of money-making
farm bargains in many desirable sections of many
different states, from Maine to Florida and west to
Minnesota. For free copy of interesting, address
E. A. Strout Farm Agency, 1210 Heard Bldg., Jack-
sonville, Florida.






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AROUND CRESCENT CITY THERE ARE MANY LAKES, WITH FINE WHITE SANDY BEACHES THAT
AFFORD THE MOST ENJOYABLE BATHING


No. 54 27 Acres $2750
201) Orange Trees and Other Fruit
A money-making farm far away from northern
winters; what a northern man saves on fuel will pay
his fare from the north to Florida and back again;
near finest of neighbors and all conveniences; only 2
miles to village and railroad depot; 20 acres in the
best tillage land that is suitable for a great variety
of money-making crops; balance in pine wood; 200
orange trees in full bearing, also peacn trees; good
8-room house built of cypress with piazzas on 2 sides;
4 open fireplaces; beautiful oak shade; 40-ft. barn,
poultry house, smoke house, etc.; land borders pretty
lake; wonderful opportunity is offered here; there are
so many things you can grow, all of them big money-
makers, and all easily grown and eagerly sought; you
do not have to depend upon commission men; you
don't have to ship your products; always a dozen
ready to buy and pay cash; come to look and you will
want to stay here to live; price only $2750.


No. 18 11/2 Acres $3000
Attractive Village Property
In one of Volusia County's pretty lake villages;
on main line railroad; this fine home has nice large
rooms, open fireplaces; everything like new, as house
is only a couple of years old; few rods to pretty
lake, affording best of bathing, boating and fishing;
good garden land; it is seldom that you get an oppor-
tunity like this for only $3000, part down, balance
easy terms.


No. 13 5 Acres $2800
Produced 1750 Boxes of Oranges Last Year
A money-maker all ready for you; 365 orange trees
that produced 1750 boxes last year that sold for $1.25
per box on the trees; there are no buildings on this
property, but as it can be bought for $800 down, it
is reasonable to suppose that this year's crop of
oranges will not only cover the first payment, but will
also go a long way toward building a house; only
11/4 miles'to Crescent City on excellent road; many of
our best farmers and fruit growers own their farms
which are 2 to 3 miles to the different villages and
live in the villages themselves; possibly you would
prefer to do this, rather than live on the farm; the
labor question is so easy in the south that it is not
necessary to live on one's farm; this is a bargain at
$2800, only $800 down, balance on easy terms.

If we locate you well, your friends will follow.
This is what you want and what we want.

No. 56 15 Acres $1500
1000 Fruit Trees
This is a bargain if there ever was one; 500 peach
trees, 400 orange, 50 grape fruit and 50 tangerine
trees; in the hands of the right man this place will
be turned into a big money-maker; within 2 miles of
railroad station and village; comfortable cottage near-
ly new; 10 acres in good tillage, 5 acres in pine woods;
chance of a lifetime at only $1500, part down, terms
arranged for balance.


No mention of water supply is made in lthe -various descriptions. This section is favored with
an ample water supply and the watei is pure and healthful.



If you are not permanently located on a good farm of your own, now is the time to act. Take
advantage of the wonderful opportunities presented here before it is too late. Prices of farm pro-
ducts are sky high. Who benefits ?-The Farmer.


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MAGNIFICENT CLOUD EFFECT OVER ONE OF OUR
MANY GRAND LAKES.
No. 3 50 Acres $2800
Only $800 Cash Required
Splendid opportunity for the man who wants to
make but a small investment and at the same time
have a fine home for either the winter or entire year,
one that will prove a good money-making proposition;
near neighbors and all advantages; close to pretty
lake; 2/4 miles to railroad depot; 40 acres in produc-
tive tillage, balance in wood; 20 orange, 20 tangerine
and 100 grape fruit trees; comfortable 6-room bunga-
low; big piazza, good shade; 2-story barn with shed
on each side; this place is so situated that even if
the land laid idle, it would be bound to increase in
value; there is no better truckling land in the State;
aged owner names low price of only $2800, $800 down,
balance easy terms. The fruit alone should bring in
more than $500 yearly.
No. 16 Lot 80x115'feet $5000
Delightful Home Right in the City
New 2-story dwelling with 8 fine, large, well-ar-
ranged rooms and bath, also sleeping porch; house
is new, everything in first-class condition; hardwood
floors upstairs and down; beautiful fireplaces in living
room and master's bedroom; 32 orange trees that bore
150 boxes of fine fruit last season; magnificent shade,
cement walks, city water, also driven well; in the
most healthful and most beautiful part of Florida; a
grand place for only $5000, part cash, balance easy
terms.

No. 23 2 Acres $5600
Fine Hotel Property
In pretty village directly opposite station on main
line railroad; only few minutes' walk to large lake;
best of fishing, boating and bathing; 2 acres all till-
able and productive; hotel is 2 stories high with 30
large rooms; abundance of fine water from driven
well; will make a fine place for tourists and one that
will prove extremely profitable if handled properly;
there is no competition; price only $5600, $1500 down,
balance on terms to suit.


COME P
In leaving home always take sufficient cash, draft, c
should you see a farm to suit you.
The amount of deposit required to hold the proper
pared to make transfer of title is 10 per cent of price c
This deposit (protects you against the owner chang
upon an owner giving our customer a binding contract u
We do not want a customer disappointed in not gel
avoids any such liability.
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distances, we never give options.
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No. 10 40 Acres $1000
Borders Pretty Lake
30 acres in tillage; soil suitable for grove or truck-
ing, balance in lake-watered pasture; this lake is one
mile around; good bungalow, could not be more pret-
tily situated; less than 2 miles to village; 2 very large
lakes within % mile; best of fishing and hunting;
this is a very attractive place that will appeal to the
nature-lover; will make a delightful and inexpensive
winter home; circumstances compel immediate sale;
hence the bargain price of $1000, half down, balance
on terms to suit.


The farmer is his own master. No factory whistle
summons him to work and tells him when he may
go home. He is his own taskmaster and his own
paymaster. He is a business man. He works for
profits, not wages. He is a solid, substantial, re-
spected man and a person of real important and
real influence in the community in which he lives.

No. 12 5 Acres $1200
210 Orange Trees in Full Bearing
On good hard road; only 11/ miles to railroad depot,
close to beautiful Crescent City; 2% acres in groves
and balance in best of truck land; nicely fenced with
wire; this is a profitable farm; the trees will pay for
the place many times over in a very short time; pack-
ing houses buy the fruit on the trees for cash; crop
sold last season for more than price now asked for
the place, but sale forced by circumstances; what you
save in fuel will pay your fare to and from Florida;
this place should give you a handsome profit; a great
opportunity at only $1200, half down, balance easy
terms.

The farms described herein are located in this
and nearby surrounding towns.

No. 5 25 Acres $4500
Fine Home and Fruit Farm
Young members of the family have joined the army,
which is the only reason that this place is thrown on
the market; delightful, well-shaded dwelling of 7 fine
large rooms, spacious verandas upstairs and down, 2
open fireplaces; good barn, tool house, horse stable,
etc.; only % mile to railroad station, 1Y2 miles to
boat landing; neighbors and all conveniences near;
25 acres all in tillage; 300 orange, 300 grape fruit, 50
tangerine and 550 peach trees; abundance of fine
grapes; this is one of the best fruit and garden truck
propositions ever offered in this section; the soil will
produce immense vegetable crops and closeness to
shipping centers makes this an ideal farm; in healthful
rolling and beautiful section; many pretty lakes near-
by; this is a great bargain at $4500, on terms to suit.

PREPARED
r certified check payable to your order, to bind the trade

rty for you while the necessary papers are being pre-
f property.
ing his mind or "backing out," for we always insist
pon payment of deposit.
ting the property of his choice, and this safeguard

or the protection of our customers, who often travel long

w to another party.
ot delay, but make an early appointment and come pre-
roperty you select.

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General observation would indicate that a h

farmers than by any other class. This shows a d
the average farmer a few years ago. On the far

Many farmers own two automobiles-one for bu



No. 60 30 Acres $2300
300 Orange Trees-Other Fruit
If a man can't make big money on this place, it is
his own fault, as there is a wonderful opportunity here
for some one; the grove alone should pay for this
place within 2 years and besides the tillage land is
suitable for truck growing, which is extremely profit-
able in this section; lettuce alone frequently nets a
profit of $800 per acre; within 2 miles of boat landing
on the St. Johns River and village advantages; 18 acres
in tillage, balance in wire-fenced pasture and wood-
land; 7-room, painted house in good condition; you
could go a long way and not equal this offering; only
$2300.



"WHEN PRICES COME DOWN"
"I am going to buy a farm as soon as the price
of land comes down a little," said a young man
some 20 years ago.
He has never bought.
He never will.
Standing before his class, the old professor
dropped from his hand a marble.
"I drop this marble; the earth rises up to meet
it, and the starts bow down to do it reverence." It
was his purpose to put before the boys in striking
form the law of gravitation. The value of land is
ruled by law no less immutable and as far-reach-
ing. The birth of a child in China tends in some
degree to raise the value of every acre of land in
the United States. Every ounce of gold brought to
the surface in Alaska or in South Africa has its ef-
feet on the price of land and its products in every
civilized country.
While periods of speculation and excitement may
temporarily raise prices beyond actual values and
be followed by periods of inactivity, the increase
of population, and the enhancement of the amount
of money in circulation inevitably tend to raise'the
value of land and of every product of the soil.
Those who are waiting for prices to come #own
will do well to cultivate the Christian virtue of pa-
tience The United States has twice as much money
per capital as ten years ago. Half of the metallic
gold in the world lies in its vaults. In spite of the
war, our population has steadily increased. Those
who wait for prices greatly to diminish will have
long to wait.
"Amer. Agriculturist," April 19, 191j



No. 61 105 Acres $4500
Money-Making Farm and Home
Owner has made money here and has the farm in
good shape, but circumstances force him to part with
the place; he names a sacrifice price for quick action;
near neighbors, only a mile to town and boat landing;
38 acres in tillage that will produce enormous crops;
800 orange trees, 200 now bearing, 600 ready to bear;
this grove should very soon produce 4000 boxes of
fine fruit per season, worth $5000 on the trees; large
2-story, 8-room house, piazza, shutters, painted and in
good condition; fine shade; barn with shed; poultry
house, smoke house, etc.; all sacrificed for $4500, on
terms to suit.


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higher percentage. of automobiles are owned by
egree of prosperity that was not dreamed of by
m, the automobile is both a luxury and a utility.
siness and one for pleasure.



No. 14 10 Acres $4000
575 Bearing Orange Trees
The 575 bearing orange trees on this place produced
2250 boxes of fine fruit last year which sold on the
trees for $1.25 per box; on fine road, only short dis-
tance to beautiful Crescent City; one of the biggest
grove bargains ever offered; comfortable cottage house
with piazza, pleasant view; you take no chance in
buying this place, for it should pay for itself in a
very short time; price noly $4000, $1300 down, balance
easy terms.


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