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Part A---General Information
Winter Garden is in Central Florida, 14 miles west of Orlando and 90 miles
northeast of Tampa. It is on Lake Apopka. The maximum elevation is 117 feet.
Florida Highways 50 and 438 pass through Winter Garden. The Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad provides rail service daily except Sunday. Bus service is
provided by Greyhound Lines.. Schededouled mmercial air transportation is'not
available in Winter Garden. Eastern Air Lines and National Airlines provide
air transportation at Orlando Airport.
The population of Orange County was 86,782 in 1945. Winter Garden had a
population of 3,010 in 1945.
(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Orlando for a 48-year period.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temnerature Rainfall
January 60.7 2.45 July 81.9 8.15
February 62.3 2.31 August 82,0 6,86
March 67.1 3.07 September 79.8 6.70
April 71.1 2.55 October 74.0 4.61
May 76.4 4.48 November 66.3 1.67
June 80.2 7.15 December 61.2 2.35
Annual 71.9 52.35
Winter Garden was first settled about sixty-five years ago. Much of the
land has been cultivated by the children and grandchildren of the first
landowners. Some of the first groves have trees planted irregularly, sup-
posedly by the Indians who roamed here. In later years flowing wells or
artesian wells were used to irrigate lands that grow fine tomatoes, cabbage,
beans, lettuce, and many other vegetables, most of which are shipped to
The first railway system was a narrow gauge track from Jacksonville to Saint
Petersburg, with trains making the trip about once or twice a week. The first
depot was built in 1893. Winter Gardents first post office was also estab-
lished in 1893. The present business section of Winter Garden at that time
was pine woods, with about six or eight families as its total population,
Credit for the name of winterr Garden" goes to a group of people who were
enjoying a picnic near the center of the present town. They unanimously
agreed that the location was truly a winter paradise, a virtual garden of Eden,
6. Major Sources of Income
The economy of Winter Garden depends almost entirely on citrus and truck
farms. Four large packing houses are located within tfe city limits.
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Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events
2. Athletic Events
Wlashington Senators Baseball School--January and February.
Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina baseball teams train
here during March.
3. Tourist Clubs
Community House--Trailer City.
4. Recreational Clubs
5. Civic Organizations
Garden Club, Lions, Rotary, Winter Garden Welfare League.
6. Fraternal Organizations
American Legion, Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Occupants of Trailer
dish suppers, talent
the city permits the
City and the lodges on Lake Apopka have use of the
There they have bingo games, card parties, covered
shows and meetings. When a larger space is required,
use of the City Auditorium for dances and other
8. Recreational Facilities
Outdoor swimming pool at Trailer City, owned by the city. No admission fee.
Shuffleboard Court, four lanes. Walker Field has baseball, diamondball and
football fields and tennis courts.
Doves, quail and wild turkeys are found in unpostod hunting grounds in the
vicinity of Winter Garden. There are no hunting lodges or guides.
Lake Apopka provides excellent fresh water fishing. Bass, bream and speckled
porch are the principal varieties caught. Guides and boats are available at
Lake Apopka Lodge and Lake View Lodge. Guides, $5 per day; row boats, $1 per
day; motor boats $3 per day.
Assembly of God
Church of Christ
Church of God
Latter Day Saints
Seventh Day Adventist
Edgewater, 53 rooms, European.
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2. Tourist Courts
Lake Apopka Lodges--On Lake Apopka, Housekeeping facilities.
Lake Viea Lodges--On Lake Apopka. Housekeeping facilities.
Sunshine iianor--On Lake Apopka.
3. Guest Homes
!lrs. Boyer, 75 North Hoodland Avenue.
irs. R. L. David, 149 North Highland Avenue.
irs. H. E. Kelley, 71 North Iain Street.
4. Trailer Parks
Tiintor Garden Trailer City--On Lake Apopka in city limits. Presently have
spaces for 150 trailers but provisions are being made to accommodate 300.
Complete vatcr, electric and sewerage systems. Rates, %12060 per month.
5. Eatin' Places
Howard s Grill.
Winter Garden Cafe.
Further information on 'inter Garden can be obtained from:
CH~IID R OF GO012ERCE
Post Office Box 377
.'inter Garden, Florida