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: VID00122
Source Institution: University of Florida
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LAUREL, FLORIDA


Sarasota County



Part A---General Information


1. Location:

Laurel is on the West Coast of Florida, 12 miles south of Sarasota, and three
miles north of Venice. It is near the Gulf of Mexico. The elevation is
about 12 feet.

2. Transportation:

U. S. Highway 41 passes through Laurel. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad pro-
vides rail service. Bus service is provided by Tamiami Trailways. ,r
service is not available.

3. Population:

Sarasota County had a population of 19,202 in 1945. The population of
Laurel was approximately 500.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Sarasota, Florida.)


Normal
Temperature


Normal
Rainfall


Normal
Temperature


January
February
March
April
ahy
June


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


5. Mnjor Sources of Income:

Tourist trade, agriculture, citrus,
sources of income.


and commercial fishing are the main


Part B---Recreation and Entertainment


1. Special Events:

International Tarpon Tournament, usually held from May 15 to August 31.

2. Athletic Events:

None.

3. Tourist Clubs:

None.


4. Recreational Clubs:

None.

5. Civic Organizations:

None.

6. Fraternal Organizations:


None.


61.5
62.6
65.0
69.7
74.3
78.1


2.54
2.49
2.25
2.43
3.34
6.93


Normal
Rainfall


80.1
80,1
79.2
73.4
66.2
62.3
71.0


10.25
11.25
8.37
3.1-
1.73
2.32
57.07









LAUREL, FLORIDA


7. Organized Entertainment:

None.

8. Recreational Facilities:


None.


9. Hunting:

Quail and dove are found in this section. It is about five miles to unposted 0
hunting areas. Hunting lodges and hunting guides are not available.

10. Fishing:

Salt water mullet, redfish, trout, sheepshead, snapper, pompano,'and king
fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing camps are not available.
Charter fishing boats are operated by Captain L. B. Roberts, Captain S. S.
Blackburn, Captain Ike Roberts and Captain Herbert Blackburn. Average price
is from $25 to $35 per day, Boats will accommodate three or four persons.
A guide goes with each boat.

Part C---Accommodations


1. Hotels:

None.

2. Tourist Courts:

None.

3. Guest Homes:

None.

4. Trailer Parks:


Shennandoah Trailer Park on U. S. 41, 23 spaces, electrical and water con-
nections, store and filling station, rates.750 per day, $2 per week.
Target Trailer Park, U. S. 41, 15 spaces, gas, eating facilities, and a
place to dance.

5. Specialized Eating Places:


Name


Speciality


W-Taylor
The Target
Larry's Grill


Italian dinners


Further information on Laurel can be obtained from:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Venice, Florida




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