The City of Destiny
INHERITANCE FROM NATURE OF WORLD-PORT ENDOWMENTS FORECASTS ITS LOGICAL DESTINY AS A COMMERCIAL METROPOLIS
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COMMANDING VIEW of beauti--> ful Charlotte Harbor with its incomparable islands of tropic loveliness� gems of the southern sea.
Remarkable fertility of soil, hundreds of thousands of acres of virgin land, within tributary distance, awaiting the incoming settler.
Near the geographical center of Florida's fishing industry, already producing upwards of $20,000,000 annually and the acknowledged Utopia
THE BEACH AT EL JOBE-AN
for rod and reel devotees who seek the gamy Tarpon in his home waters.
Direct connection with Boca Grande where once the pirate Gasparella ruled, but now transformed into one of America's most fashionable resorts, set amid the sparkling waters of sea and harbor.
Rail and highway facilities for communication with all parts of Florida.
HARLOTTE HARBOR, its islands
and all the marvelous country lying
adjacent and tributary, have become the cynosure of all eyes focussed on the intensive development of the west coast, now gaining momentum. .
Nowhere on Florida's wonderful coast line of more than 1200 miles is there a spot possessing greater natural advantages for the creation of a cosmopolitan world port city of the first rank, than the site chosen for the city of El Jobe-An.
Charlotte Harbor possesses greater natural advantages than any other on the Gulf coast, and has been pronounced by competent authority to be the best harbor between Port Royal and Pensacola. It is a grand sheet of water, about thirty miles in length by ten in width, easily accessible from the Gulf, and studded with hundreds of beautiful islands, of which the most important are Pine, Sanibal, Lacosta, and Gasparilla.
The geographical, commercial, and climatic advantages of the place are too apparent to escape notice. It is destined to become a great trade and shipping centre, and one of the most popular winter resorts in the State. All the lands in the vicinity are good; and crops of everything that can be produced elsewhere in the semi-tropical portions of Florida will grow there and produce abundantly.
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O YOU who have dreamed of a home in the land of sunshine and flowers, where nature has been so liberal with her favors; to you, who, not being able or wishing to live permanently in the wonderful land of Florida, yet would like a winter home where you could, for a few months in the year, escape the rigors of northern climate, a cordial welcome awaits you at EL JOBE-AN, where you will find a great opportunity for both pleasure and profit.
INTERESTED VISITORS AT EL JOBE-AN
J\JOT in the wide, wide world is to be x found a superior climate of more even temperature, more sunshiny days and starry nights, more attractive waters with as gamey fish, more beautiful islands, with tropical foliage, more delightful white sand beaches with shaded shore, or more satisfying conditions for the full enjoyment of life in God's great out-of-doors, than at El Jobe-An.
With the tremendous influx of home-seekers to southern Florida, drainage of the Everglades, opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of marvelously rich land, from which two, three, and as many as four crops a year can be produced, the completion of the Tamiami Trail, building of proposed new railroads and the millions of dollars to be spent for new highways, bridges, and for other improvements, all within tributary distance of El Jobe-An, one does not have
to draw extensively on the imagination to visualize the city as the outstanding commercial and residential center of the South West Coast, for it possesses the necessary factors which apparently point towards that distinction.
The scenery is beautiful, the climate is wonderfully bland and equable, and game and fish, oysters, turtles, and the like, are found in inexhaustible quantities. It is apparent that the time is near at hand when a vast winter "Coney Island," with Newport and Long Branch combined, must be established at some point in the southern part of the peninsula, beyond any possible danger of cold, frosts, or extreme changes; where a sea-beach drive, islands for pleasure-yachts, a race course, polo-ground, baseball park, etc., can be established, and where the health-seeker, the hunter, and the fisher, as well as the lover of strange scenes and excitement, may each find special attractions.
On this tract of land, which was once the proud possession of the Duke of Myakka, the Trust has laid out a city for winter homes, unrivalled in beauty of arrangement and unapproached in ideal surroundings.
Tropical fruits of every kind grow here; the orange, grapefruit, grapes, tangerines, avocado pears, lemons, limes, bananas, and many others.
The cocoanut, the date palm, the fig tree, and the royal palm grow here and come to maturity.
PROPOSED MOTION PICTURE STUDIO
The city is laid out at the head of Charlotte Harbor, containing a number of wards of from 250 to 300 acres each. The wards are hexangular (six-sided) in form with a central park of five acres.
Around each central park is an avenue 100 feet in width and radiating from this circular avenue, six avenues 60 feet in width; these will be connected with cross streets 212 feet apart and 50 feet in width. This will make each lot on street or avenue 50 x ico feet, with a 12 foot passageway in the rear.
Each ward is to be divided as follows: A central park, surrounding this a business and civic centre, and surrounding the business and civic centre, a residential section.
Back of the residential section, the balance of the land will be cut up into two to five acre tracts for grove land or truck farming, the radial avenues will, as development progresses, extend out through these grove and truck farms and these avenues will be connected by 52 foot streets, at the proper distance apart, so that each grove or truck farm may border on either a 52 foot street or a 60 foot avenue.
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