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Avon Park a center, of industry. The new super power generating station of Florida Public
Service Co., the Park Motor Co. (top row) ;The Barnett National Bank and First Mortgage and
Guaranty Co. (second row); Rotary Club eating in Mandis Dairy, Inc., milking barn and Coca-
Cola bottling works (third row); Avolon Theater and Avon Park High School (bottom).
Community development has made rapid strides in Avon Park. Residence of F. de Anguera, of
St. Louis, and of Adam Shaffer, of Schenectady, N. Y. (top); Group of residences on lake drive,
Highland Lakes (second rowv); Entrance to Ridge Gables and residence at Ridge Gables (third
row); Scenes on Inks at Pine Crest Lakes C. C., one of two golf c6urses in Avon Park (bottom).
Here are shown the Raab Apartment building and the Hobbs Apartments (top row). West
Beach Hotel on Lake Lotela and the Municipal Shuffleboard (second row); Lake Byrd Lodge
and the Mid-State Hotel (third row). The City Hall and a typical country residence (bottom).
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Agriculture is highly developed here. Top row shows view of citrus grove and section of Bryant
Farm. Center shows Rex Beach on his big farm and darkies with prize products. Bottom row
displays scene on Rex Beach Farm and Jersey cows from Mandis Dairy.
Modern hotels, exceptional service and moderate rates are features of Avon Park's hospitality.
On this page are shown views of the Jacaranda Hotel and the Hotel Highland Lakes (top row) ;
Lobby of Hotel Highland, Lakes and dining room of the Jacaranda (center); Dining Room of
Hotel Highland Lakes and the Poinsettia Hotel (bottom).
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and Haines, St. Louis star pitchers, with a group of friends after a fishing trip; (center) View
of Mall in business section and baseball park; (bottom) Lake view and portion of Scenic Road.
Tyipcal scenes at Avon Park. Residences of E. P. Loomis and C. W. Pabor (top row); Bathing
scene on Lake Lillian, scenic bridge at Pine Crest Lakes and Hotel Highland Lakes (center); One
of Avon Park's two large crate mills, and the S. A. L. railroad station (bottom).
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A T Avon Park the sun shines bright,
Nor brings too long a day.
At Avon Park 'tis a delight
In pleasant paths to stray.
The palms and flowers on the Mall,
The blue sky bending over all,
Are scenes 'tis pleasure to recall
At Avon Park.
AT Avon Park our days shall grow
More bright along the way.
At Avon Park the friends we know
Are dearer every day.
And when we go our several ways
We hoard in memory these days
And we shall lift our voice, in praise
Of Avon Park.
SO Avon Park shall be the theme /
ITo guide my thoughts aright;
And Avon Park shall be my dream
Through the long moonlit night.
Thea come where winter skies are blue,
Where life beats high and friends are true,
Where happiness is calling you,
To Avon Park.
-Prof. C. H. Stone.
The author of the above poem, Charles
H. Stone, was born in Vermont. He is a
graduate of Tufts College, Massachusetts, with
the degree of B. S. For the past 21 years he
has been in charge of the Department of
Chemistry at the English High School, Bos-
ton, but is now head of department at the
Memorial High School for Boys, Boston. Mr.
Stone has written a great deal of both prose
and verse for publication.
He is accompanied on this second visit to
Avon Park by Mrs. Stone, who has bee.i a
visitor to this city four times in the past six
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Avon Park is almost in the exact center of the Florida
Peninsula. It is so situated that 90 per cent. of the popu-
lation of the state lies within a 200-mile radius with Avon
Park as the center. Most important centers of Florida may
be reached by motor within 6 to 8 hours. Some distances
from Avon Park are as follows:
Tampa, N. W., 82 miles Fort Myers, W., 95 miles.
Lakeland, North, 57 miles. Arcadia, W., 47 miles.
Orlando, North, 89 miles. Palm Beach, S. E., 138 m.
St. Petersburg, N. W., 108 m. Lake City, N., 245 miles.
Miami, S. E., 208 miles. Jacksonville, N. E., 267 m.
Valdosta (Ga.), North, 307 miles.
Printed by Pilot Press, Avon Park.