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: VID00149
Source Institution: University of Florida
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1EW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA

Pasco County



Part A---General Information

1. Location

Ner Port Richey is on the Uest Coast of Florida, 48 miles north of Saint
Petersburg, 36 miles northwest of Tampa, 24 miles north of Clearwater and
7 miles north of Tarpon Springs. The Gulf of NMexico is 1 mile from New Port
Richey and the Pithlachascotee River flows through the city.

2. Transportation

U. S. Highway 19 passes through New Port Richey. Rail transportation, pro-
vided by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, is available at Tarpon Springs,
7 miles south. Greyhound Lines provides bus service. The nearest scheduled
air transportation is at Tampa.

3. Population

The population of Pasco County was 13,729 in 1945, and New Port Richey had
a population of 922 in 1945. During the winter, the population of New Port
Richey increases to 2,500 to 4,000.

4. Climate

Normal Normal Iormal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 60.3 2.96 July 80.9 8.10
February 61.6 2.77 August 81.1 8.77
March 66.5 3.17 September 79.4 6.61
April 70.6 2.32 October 73.4 3.60
May 76.2 4.27 November 65.6 .2.08
June 79.7 8.24 December 60.5 2.61
Annual 71.3 55.50

5. History

Legend, partly verified by historical facts, says the Calusas Indians took
their last stand near New Port Richey on the Pithlachasctce River. The
Calusas Indians were worshippers of the Sun God Toya and at one time there
were several mounds along the river on which it is said the Calusas offered
human sacrifices to their sun god. Only one of these mounds remains, near
the mouth of the river in Port. Richey. The others were excavated by the
Smithsonian Institution.

The first settlers came to this section at the time of the Seminole Wars.
One of these, a Captain Richey, established the first post office and named
it Port Richey. The post office of New Port Richey was established in
September 1915. The community was developed by the ovmers of Port Richey
Company, who conceived the idea of platting out several sections of land into
10 acre tracts and laid out a town site along the banks of the river where
New Port Richey now stands.

6. Major Sources of Income

The economy of New Port Richey is based primarily upon the tourist trade.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

March--Chasco Fiesta, Calusas Indian Pageant.

2. Athletic Events

None.


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3. Tourist Clubs

None,

4. Recreational Clubs


Shuffleboard Club--Tournaments on Thursday of each week.

5. Civic Organizations


American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary
Civic Club
Lions Club
Womants Club


Junior Tonanis Club
United Spanish War Veterans
United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary
Veterans of Foreign Wars


6. Fraternal Organizations

Eastern Star
iasons

7. Entertainment

Weekly bridge tournament at Chasco Inn.

8, Recreational Facilities


Shuffleboard, 8 courts Swimming,
Golf course, 8,miles from Now Port


boating, football, basketball, baseball.
Richey,


9. Hunting

Ducks, geese, quail, turkeys, fox, pppossum, squirrels and raccoons are found
in the vicinity of 7New Port Richey. There are unpostedhunting grounds ap-
proximately 10 miles from town, No hunting lodges or guides are available.

10. Fishing

Rivers and lakes offer excellent fresh water fishing, while numerous vari-
eties of salt water fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico, 1 mile from town,
Cotee Lodge and Stewart Camp are fishing camps in New Port Richey, Captain
Ed Linderman operates a charter fishing boat.

11. Churches

Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Community Church, Episcopal, Hethodist.

Part C--Accommodations


1. Hotels


iame


Number of Rooms


Rate


Plan


Chasco Inn
Hacienda
Kentucky


2. Tourist Courts

None.

3. Guest Homes


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8 0'12
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European
American.or European


Information on the numerous guest homes can be obtained from the New Port
Richey Chamber of Commerce.

4. Trailer Courts

Four trailer parks, $7 to $12 per week, utilities extra.


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5. Specialized Eating Places

Casey s Corner specializes in "Chicken in the Basket",


Further information on New Port Richey can be obtained from:

CHAMBER OF CO-rIERCE
New Port Richey, Florida




Prepared
March 1949


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