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: VID00222
Source Institution: University of Florida
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VERO BEACH, FLORIDA ..

:'Indian River County



Part A---General Information 4 0r

1. Location:'

Vero Beach is on the east coast of Florida, 220 miles south of Jacksonville,
Sand 140 miles north of Miami. It is on Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The elevation is from 14 to 24 feet.

2. Transportation:

U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway 60 pass through Vero Beach. Florida East
Coast Railroad provides rail service. Bus service is provided by-Greyhound
Lines. Air service is provided by Eastern Air Lines.

3. Population:

Indian River County had a population of 9,079 in 1945. The population of Vero
Beach was 3,629.

4. Climate:

(From observations at Fellsmere, Florida.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal'
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 63.4 2.37 July 81.1 6.62,
February 64.5 2.14 August 81.3 7.64
March 66.6 2.35 September 79.8 8.24
April 70.8 2.67 October 75.4 5.82
May 75.3 4.41 November 68.1 2.36
June 79.3 6.21 December 63.9 2.01
Annual 72.5 52.84

5. History:

Vero Beach was founded in 1880. The city was incorporated in 1919. The name
of the. town was first Vero, which was derived from "veritas" meaning truth,
and later changed to Vero Beach. The townsite was developed in connection
with a 50,000 acre drainage district project. Earliest residences were along
the Indian River, particularly on the outlying island and on Johnts Island
where the first cemetery was started,

6. Major Sources of Income:

Citrus fruit production and shipping gives an income of over $2,000,000
annually. Tourist business is the second largest source of income. Special-
ized farming, cattle raising, sugar production, commercial and sports fishing
are important.

Part B---Recreatipn and Entertainment

1. Special Events:

Annual Fnir and Fruit Festival of Indian River County usually held the last
week in February. Armistice Day is made a special festival with a parade,
barbeque, football game, and dance.

2. Athletic Events:

High school athletic events are held during the school term.

3. Tourist Clubs:

Tourist Club uses central Community building as headquarters and has access to
shuffleboard, horseshoe, tennis, and roque courts. Dues are $1 per year. The
club has weekly business meetings and many social events.


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4. Recreational Clubs:

Royal Park Golf Club, annual dues for individual $60, family $75.
Riomar Club, annual dues, family only, $150.
Yacht Club, boat docking privilege only, minimum $18.25 (based upon size of
dock space).

5. Civic Organizations:

Rotary Club
Kiwanis Club
American Legion and Auxiliary
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary
Woman's Club
Junior Woman's Club
Garden Club and Circle
Phi Beta Psi .(sorority of business women)
Volunteer Firemen and Auxiliary
Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commerce

6. Fraternal Organizations:

Masonic Lodge
Eastern Star
Loyal Order of Moose

7. Organized Entertainment:

Events are held frequently all winter, but no schedule established. Night
clubs provide for dancing. School band gives some concerts.

8. Recreational Facilities:

Pocahontas Park has 10 shuffleboard courts, two tennis courts, two roque
courts, two horseshoe courts, wading pool and children playground equipment,
and Diamond ball park. Large central building has dance floor and room for
'staging plays and entertainments, as well as for meetings.
Royal Park Golf Course, 18 holes, $2.50 per day.
Riomar Club Golf Course, nine holes, $2.50 per day.
Windswept Hotel, operates large salt water pool.
Park, at beach, with protected bathing area, showers, dressing rooms, rest
rooms, picnic fireplaces and pavilions.
Fishing in either salt water or in freshwater canals and lake.

9. Hunting;:

Quail, turkey, duck, and deer are found in this section. It is approximately
30 miles to unposted hunting grounds. Hunting lodges are not available. For
information about hunting guides, write to Florida Sporting.Goods Company,
1058 21st Street, Vero Beach.

10. Fishing:

Salt water trout, bass, snapper, pompano, sheepshead, mackeral, and grouper
are caught in the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River. Fresh water bass and
bream are caught in cansls and Blue Cypress Lake. Crawfords Dock and Munici-
pal Dock have bait and tackle. For information about fishing guides and
charter fishing boats write to Florida Sporting Goods Company.

11. Churches:

Catholic, Lutheran,- Christian Scientist, Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopal
denominations have services in Vero.Beach. There is also a non-denominational
church.


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VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

Part C---Accommodations


1. Hotels:


Name

Anthony's Lodge
Del Mar*
Del Prado
Driftwood*
Edgewood**
Illinois
Luther
O'Malley's*
Orange
Parkway
Royal Park Inn*
Traveler's Motor Court
Vero Beach*
Windswept*


Rooms


10
59
27
20
15
9
33
15
(Apartments Only)
21
50
(Opening date not yet
39
30


*Dining service or restaurant in connection.
**Community kitchen

2. Tourist Courts:

Boeda Court
Raymond's Cabins
West's Motor Lodge
Camp Gordon
Gwenda Lee Court
Ranch Motor Court
Rosedale Cabins

3. Guest Homes:

Shadowlawn Manor
Oaklawn
Cox Tourist Home
Cobb Tourist Home
Moon Boarding House
Helseth Home
Mrs. Florence Nelson
Butler's Tourist Home

4. Trailer Parks:

Schlitt's Trailer Park and Cabins
Kinna Trailer Park
Blossom Acres Trailer Park

5. Eating Places:

Rose Garden Tea Room
Club Max
O'Malley's
Big Apple
Cactus Shop
R & R


Approximate Rates


$1.50
$2.00
$1.50
$16
$1.50
$1.50
$2.00
$2.00


$3.00
$6.00
$3.00
$21
$4.00
$3.00
$5.00
$5.00


$3.00 to $8.00
$10 to $12.50
announced)
$2.00 to $5.00
$16 to $20


Further information on Vero Beach can be obtained from:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1218 21st Street
Vero Beach, Florida





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