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?]
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: VID00148
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Polk County

Part A---General Information (I L

1. Location: 7I

Mulberry is in Central Florida, 35 miles east of Tampa, 12 Ais 6S ut
Lakeland, and 8 miles west of Bartow. It is near the East Ala er.
The elevation is 130 feet.

2. Transportation:

Florida Highways 60 and 37 pass through Mulberry. The Seaboard Air Line
Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is provided by Glades Motor
Lines and Tamiami Trailways. Air service is not available.

3. Population:

Polk County had a population of 112,429 in 1945. The population of Mul-
berry was 2,123.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Bartow, Florida.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 61.1 2.65 July 81.6 8.36
February 63.4 2.70 August 81.8 8.05
March 67.2 2.95 September 80.1 7.53
April 71.5 2.43 October 74.3 3.63
May 76.7 4.82 November 66.3 1.62
June 80.3 8.33 December 61.7 2.24
Annual 72.2 55.31

5. .History:

Polk County was sparsely settled during the days of the covered wagon. In
1882-1886 pebble phosphate rock was discovered at the mouth of the Peach River
and Alafia River. Goods distined for this sawmill and phosphate area were
marked "put off at the mulberry tree on the Bone Valley Branch of the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad". Mulberry was incorporated in 1906. It has developed
into a trading and shopping center and is the hub of the phosphate district.

6. Major Sources of Income:

The pebble phosphate industry, wholesale and retail furniture concern and
fertilizer manufacturing provide the main sources of income.

Part B--Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events:


2. Athletic Events:

Public school athletic activities.

3. Tourist Clubs:


4. Recreational Clubs:


5. Civic Organizations:

Kiwanis Club



6. Fraternal Organizations:

Knights of Pythias
Order of Eastern Star
Pythian Sisters

7. Organized Entertainment:


8. Recreational Facilities:

A swimming pool and park are provided by the International Minerals and
Chemical Corporation. There is no admission charged.

9. Hunting:

Quail and dove are found in this section.

10. Fishing:

Fishing areas are very limited.

11. Churches:

Assembly-of God, Bpptist and Methodist denominations have services in Mul-

Part C--Accommodations

1. Hotels:


2. Tourist Courts:


3. Guest Homes:

W. S. Overstreet, Church Street.

4. Trailer Parks:


5. Eating Places:

International Dining Room
Mitchell's Cafe.
Georgia Kitchen


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