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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Volume ID: VID00106
Source Institution: University of Florida
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JACKSC NVIL.E, LCRIDA

Duval County



Part A---General Information

1. Location

Jacksonville is on the Upper East Coast of Florida, 22 miles south of the
Georgia line. It is on the Saint Johns River and is 15 miles from the Atlan-
tic Ocean. The elevation ranges from 8 to 28 feet above sea level.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Jacksonville has 300 busses providing service throughout
the city and to all suburban areas.

Highways: U. S. Highways 1, 17 and 90 and Florida Highways A-l-A, 13, 21,
105, 212 and 228 enter Jacksonville.

Rail: Rail transportation service is provided by the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway, Seaboard Air Line Railroad and South-
ern Railway.

Intercity bus service: Florida Greyhound Lines, Southeastern Greyhound Lines
and McJunkin Bus Lines provide intercity bus service.

Air: Scheduled commercial air transportation is provided by Delta Air Lines,
Eastern Air Lines and National Airlines. Florida Airways also operated
scheduled flights at tine this report was prepared, but its permit expires
March 28, 1949. Several local companies provide charter service.

Passenger boat lines: Florida Caribbean Line, Jacksonville 2, Florida, op-
erates the M. V. George Gamlin between Jacksonville, 'assau, Port au Prince
and Kingston. This is primarily a cargo vessel and ports of call are some-
times changed because of cargo demands. The round trip cruise requires from
14 to 17 days. IHo line provided coastwise passenger service at the time this
report was prepared.

3. Population

1948 Est. 1945 Census 1940 Census

Total county 285,000 273,843 210,143
Total city 250,000 206,442 173,065

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Jacksonville for a 77-year
period.)

Normal Normal .Nornal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 55.9 2.80 July 81.9 6.83
February 57.7 2.92 August 81.5 6.24
March 63,1 3.33 September 78.6 7.11
April 68.8 2.69 October 70.8 4.63
May 75,0 3.93 November 62.5 o198
June 80.1 6.14 December 56.6 2.90
Annual 69.4 51.50

5. History

The original settlement here was known as Cowford. It was named Jacksonville
in honor of Andrew Jackson. Ribault Monument marks the site of the first











JACKSOIVILLE, FLORIDA


5. History (Cont.)

Protestant prayers in North America.

Fort George Island, near Jacksonville, is one of the most interesting histor-
ical sites in this area. A Spanish blockhouse was built here before 1567.
Many of the buildings still standing were built early in the nineteenth cen-
tury by a prominent slave trader who owned a plantation on the island.

6. Major Sources of Incone

Jacksonville's deep-water port and its location at the hub of Florida's rail
and highway systems have made it an important distribution and manufacturing
center. Tourists and conventions are also important sources of income. The
John H. Swisher & Sons cigar plant, National Container Corporation paper mill,
municipal docks, commercial fishing docks and shipbuilding and dry dock facil-
ities would be of interest to visitors.

7, Newspapers

Daily: Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal

8. Radio Stations

Call Letters Kilocycles Watts Network

WJAX 930 5,000 NBC
WPDQ 600 5,000 ABC
WMMBR 1460 5,000 CBS
WJHP 1320 5,000 MBS
WOBS 1360 1,000 None
WIVY 1050 1,000 None

9. Private Schools and Colleges

Jacksonville Junior College, Bolles Military Academy, Bartram School, three
parochial schools and several business colleges.

Part B---Recreational and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Annual events include the Gator Bowl football game, usually held on New Yearts
Day (scheduled for January 2, 1950, since New Yearts Day is Sunday), and the
$10,000 Metropolitan Fishing Tournament, which opens in early April and closes
on December 31.

2. Athletic Events

High school teams participate in interscholastic sports, Jacksonville has a
professional baseball team in the South Atlantic League. Usually two Univer-
sity of Florida football games are played in Jacksonville. In 1949, the
Florida football team will play Vanderbilt in Jacksonville on October 15 and
the University of Georgia on November 5. Several important golf tournaments
are usually held here each year. Tournaments scheduled for 1949 are the
Florida Women's Golf Tournament on May 17-21 (at Ponte Vedra) and the P.G.A.
Open Tournament on IMarch 16-20.

3. Commercial Attractions

Oriental Gardens
Jacksonville Kennel Club (open until April 2, 1949)
Orange Park Kennel Club (open from April 4 through May 31, 1949)
Automobile and motorcycle races





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4. Tourist Clubs

None.

5. Recreational Clubs


Timaquana Club
Florida Yacht Club
San Jose Club
Hyde Park Country Club
Ponte Vedra Country Club

6. Civic Organizations


Name


Advertising Club
Business & Professional
Women's Club
Chamber of Commerce
Civitan Club
Exchange Club
Kiwanis Club
Lionts Club
Optimist Club
Pilot Club
Propeller Club
Rotary Club
Womants Club
*All times are pm.


Day & Time of Meeting*

Tuesday, 12:30

2nd Tues., 8:00
3rd Fri., 12:30
Friday, 1:00
Wednesday, 1:00
Wednesday, 1:00
Wednesday, 12:30
Tuesday, 12:30
2nd & 4th Tues., 6:30
Last Thurs., 6:30
Monday, 12:40
4th Weds., 2:30


Place of Meeting


Hotel Roosevelt

Hotel George Washington
Hotel George Washington
Hotel Seminole
Hotel George Washington
Hotel Mayflower
Hotel Seminole
Hotel Roosevelt
Hotel Mayflower
Hotel Seminole
Hotel Mayflower
Womants Club


7. Fraternal Organizations

American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Elks and others.

8. Organized Entertainment

Jacksonville Little Theatre presents several plays each year.
Fairchild Enterprises brings nationally known entertainers to Jacksonville.
Night clubs are Embassy Club and Peacock Club,

9. Recreational Facilities


Community centers: Wilder Park and Glen Myra.


Shuffleboard courts: Brentwood (two lighted), Southside (one
Water Works (eight lighted).


lighted),


Swimming pools: Springfield and Lackawanna. Both lighted.

Other: Jacksonville has numerous parks, baseball diamonds, bowling alleys
and other recreational facilities. In addition, it is approximately 15 miles
to Jacksonville Beach, on the Atlantic Ocean.

10. Hunting

Quail, dove, marsh hens, ducks and deer are found in this area. Is is approx-
imately 6 miles to unposted hunting grounds. There are no hunting lodges in
this area. George Ferriera is a hunting guide. His fee is approximately $15
a day.

11. Fishing

Salt water fish can be caught in the Atlantic Ocean and the Saint Johns River.
Fresh water fish can be caught in the Saint Johns River and many streams and
lakes in this section. Boat liveries and fishing guides can be found through-
out the county. Charter boats are available at Mayport from April 15 through
October 21.


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12. Churches


Advent Christian
Baptist
Catholic
Christian Science
Congregational
Episcopal


Greek Orthodox
Interdenominational
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Methodist Episcopal

Part C--Accommodations


Mormon
Nazarene
Pentecostal
Presbyterian
Seventh Day Adventists


1, Hotels


Name


George Washington
Mayflower
Seminole
Roosevelt
Windsor
Griner
Floridan
Andrew Jackson
*European plan.

2. Tourist Courts


Rooms


300
300
250
300
220
150
150
100


Rate*
Double Sinle


$8-10
7-10
7-10
7-12
6-10
6-10
5-7.50


$4-7
3-7
3-7
3-7
3-5
2-5
3-5
1.50 up


Johnson Manor, Phillips Highway; Green Acres, Phillips Highway; Arden Motor
Court, Phillips Highway; Siesta Motor Court, U. S. 17, north of city.

3. Trailer Parks

Trailer parks can be found on all major highways entering Jacksonville.

4. Other Accommodations

The Jacksonville Tourist and Convention Bureau, 307 Hogan Street, Jacksonville,
maintains information on guest homes, apartments and houses. The Y. W. C. A.
and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station also maintains information on avail-
able accommodations.

5. Specialized Eating Places


Name

The Lobster House
Biserts Restaurant
China Casino Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
Bagdad


Address

Foot of Main Bridge
2300 Kings Avenue
420 Julia Street
East Adams. Street
Corner of Forsyth and Broad


Speciality

Sea Food
Sea Food
Chinese Food
Spanish Food
Syrian Food


Further information on Jacksonville can be obtained from:

TOURIST AND CONVENTION BUREAU
307.Hogan Street
Jacksonville, Florida


(Prepared March 1949)


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