THE METROPOLIS OF POLK COUNTY AND THE LARGEST INLAND CITY IN FLORIDA
In the Heart of the Citrus Fruit and Strawberry Section
VISITORS TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR AND GASPARILLA CARNIVAL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO VISIT LAKELAND AND SEE THE WONDERFUL GROWTH OF THIS TRULY METROPOLITAN LITTLE CITY WITH ITS CHARMING LAKES, ITS LUSCIOUS FRUITS AND GARDENS, ITS PHOSPHATE PLANTS AND OTHER RESOURCES WHICH ARE BUILDING UP THE WEALTH OF THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
CALL ON THE SECRETARY OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT LAKELAND, FLA.
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Some Information Regarding
LAKELAND is situated in the central part of Southern Florida, 190 miles south of Jacksonville, 32 miles east of Tampa, about 40 miles in a straight line from the Gulf of Mexico and 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
LAKELAND is a clean town, placing sanitation, cleanliness and health first.
LAKELAND is 227 feet above sea level, having the highest location of any town in the State.
LAKELAND has modern waterworks, a pure, sparkling cold water, modern sewerage system, and now building new and modern light plant, all being municipally owned.
LAKELAND has an up-to-now fire department, with motor-driven apparatus.
LAKELAND has two fine school buildings with modern equipment, including domestic science.
LAKELAND has good churches for all regular denominations.
LAKELAND has railroad shops and other industries which make a big pay-roll and an all-year-round town.
LAKELAND has two banks with assets of one million and a half dollars and now engaged in increasing the capital stock of one and starting a new bank.
LAKELAND has a strictly modern, and fireproof hotel equal to any in the South, and also several good family and commercial hotels.
LAKELAND is now building and equipping a fine city hospital.
LAKELAND has a Woman's Club that is the pride of the State.
LAKELAND has the most important division point on the Atlantic Coast Line R. R. Company's system, with thirty passenger trains daily.
LAKELAND had a population in 1910 of 3,719. The State census, recently taken, gives the popu-
LAKELAND is a cosmopolitan and thoroughly progressive community.
LAKELAND has orange groves and strawberry gardens which are the admiration of visitors and sources of fine income to those who own them.
LAKELAND has a large, modern phosphate plant, producing high-grade rock for export shipment; also a finely ground product which is being used extensively for the building up of the soils in the South.
LAKELAND has a fine Auditorium, seating 1,700 people.
LAKELAND has eight lakes in her corporate limits, affording splendid opportunities for bathing, boating and fishing.
LAKELAND has two daily and one weekly newspaper, with one of the best equipped printing plants in the State.
LAKELAND has good, modern business houses which would be a credit to a city very much larger.
LAKELAND is famous for its fine climate and health conditions on account of high altitude and splendid natural drainage. A large number of fresh water lakes in the city give warmer temperature in winter and cooler in summer.
LAKELAND has some of the most fertile lands in the State, as may be realized by seeing her fine citrus groves, truck farms, strawberry gardens and other agricultural resources.
LAKELAND is on a tributary of the Dixie Highway, intersecting the main line at Haines City and running east through Lakeland to Tampa.
lation in August, last, 7,287.
GOOD ROADS FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
A bond issue of one million dollars for building 211 miles of hard-surfaced roads has been approved by the County Commissioners and engineers are now preparing the data for bids which will be advertised for very soon and it is expected that the bond issue will carry by a large majority. Polk county will then have the best paved highway in the State.
LAKELAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is organized for the promotion of the general welfare of Lakeland and adjoining territory, to serve its citizenship in every possible way, and at all times
work for the civic and business interests of its members.
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce has the liberal support of its citizenship generally and will co-operate with settlers and investors in every possible way.
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is for Lakeland and Polk county and for Florida. It works day and night for the interests of the town and county, and is considered one of the most advanced and successful commercial organizations in the State.
If you are interested as a homeseeker, winter visitor, or investor in Florida, write for further information and illustrated literature to Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland, Florida.