Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00009
Source Institution: University of Florida
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ARCADIA, FLORIDA

De Soto County

MAR 49
Part A--General Information

1. Location:

Arcadia is in South Florida, 92 miles southeast of Tampa, and 165 miles north-
west of Miami. The elevation is 56 feet.

2. Transportation:

U. S. Highway 17 and Florida Highways 31, 70 and 72 pass through Arcadia.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and the Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide
rail service. Bus service is provided by Glades Motor Lines. Air service
is not available.

3. Population:

De Sdto County had a population of 6,854 in 1945. The population of Arcadia
was 4,456.

4. Climate:

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 63.0 2.19 July 81.6 7.64
February 64.1 2.13 August 81.9 8.51
March 67.8 2.58 September 80.5 6.71
April 72.1 2.19 October 75.1 3.79
May 76.8 4.35 November 67.4 1.39
June 80.3 6.80 December 63.3 1.88
Annual 72.8 50.66

5. History:

Arcadia was named for Arcadia, Greece, the traditional home of pastoral'poetry;
hence, a region of ideal rustic simplicity and contentment. De Soto County
was named for the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto.

6. Major Sources of Income:

Citrus, cattle raising, and tourist trade provide the main sources of income.
Arcadia has the largest state livestock market in Florida,

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events:

All-Florida Rodeo, July 4, November 11.

2. Athletic Events:

None.

3. Tourist Clubs:

Arcadia Tourist Club, clubhouse, dues $2 per season.

4. Recreational Clubs:

None.

5. Civic Organizations:

Rotary
Kiwanis
Chamber of Commerce
Woman's Clubs
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ARCADIA, FLORIDA

5. Civic Organizations: (cont.)

Business and Professional Women's Club
Garden Club
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Junior Wcman's Club

6. Fraternal Organizations:

Elks
Odd Fellows
Masons

7. Organized Entertainment:

None.

8. Recreational Facilities:

Arcadia has a nine hole golf course and a munieipal athletic field.

9. Hunting:

Hunting is limited in this section.

10. Fishing:

Fresh water fish are caught in nearby creeks. Fishing camps, fishing guides, an
and charter fishing boats are not available.

11. Churches:

Flesbyterian, Methodist, Catholic, Christiap,. Baktist, and Episcopal denoini--
nations have services in Arcadia.
Part C---Accommodations

1. Hotels:

Arcadia House, 60 rooms, European plan.
Plaza Hotel, 50 rooms, European plan.

2. Tourist Courts:

One tourist court here has five cottages, five blocks to eating places.

3. Guest Homes:

Benton's Tourist Home, 102 E. Magnolia Street, rates $3 per day, $12 per week.

4. Trailer Parks:

Trailer Park, 500 spaces.

5. Eating Places:

Kentucky Restaurant
De Soto Restaurant
Barnett's Cafe
Read's Bar and Grill



Further information on Arcadia can be obtained from:

DE SOTO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Arcadia, Florida


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