Part A--General Information
Clewiston is in South Florida, 65 miles west of rest
miles northwest of Miami. It is on Lake Okeechobee.
Palm Beach and 89
Florid. Highways 25 and 80 pass through Clewiston. The Atlantic Coast
Line Railrord provides rail transportation. Bus transportation is pro-
vided by Glades Motor Lines. Air transportation is not available,
Hendry County had a population of 5,066 in 1945.
Clewiston was 1,917. The population of Cleviston
(From observations at Moore Haven, Florida)
The population of
is now estimated at 2,800,
Cleviston was founded in 1921 as a construction camp during the building
of the Hoore Haven-Clewiston Railroad. The town was named for the late
Alonzo C. Clewis, who was a leading citizen of Tampa,
6. Major Sources of Income:
United States Sugar Corporation has vast agricultural projects in this
area and has a plant in Clewiston for manufacturing raw sugar, U. S.
Sugar Corporation provides conducted tours through the sugar-house. Truck
farming is another important source of income.
S Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
High school football games are played here during the season, 'During the
spring and summer, the town baseball team has many local games.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
Clewiston Recreation Association, dues $1 a month,
MAR 4 9
5. Civic Organizations:
Garden Club. ... ; ... ..
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
The Clewiston Recreation Association has weekly.meetings and provides a
variety of entertainment. Dances are held approximately once a month.
8. Recreational Facilities:'
Nine-hole golf course, greens fee, $1.
Duck, wild turkey, deer, quail, dove and various small game are found in
this area. It is approximately 25 miles to unposted hunting ground for
deer and turkey. There are unposted duck hunting areas within two miles.
G. L. Espenlaub is a hunting guide. There are no hunting.lodges here.
10. Fishing: ..........
Fresh water black bass, catfish and bream are caught in'Lake Okeechobee.
Bill Johnson's Camp, Sportsman's Fishing Camp and Griffin-s Fish Camp
have boats for rent. V. L,:Shurtleff and Bill Johnson are fishing guides.
Bill Johnson operates a charter beat that can accommodate approximately
Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal and Church of God denominations have services
in Cleviston. There is also a non-denominational Community Church.
Clewiston Inn, 64 rooms, European plan; George Guest House, 14 rqoms.
2. Tourist Courts:
Etherton's Tourist Camp, 16 Tooms, three' blocks to'eeating place.
Fountain's Tourist Home, two blocks to eating place.
El Patio Court,.eight rooms, two books to:;eating-place.
3. Guest Homes:
H. C. Jones and H. D. Duke operate guest Homes,
4. Trailer Courts:
Fountains Trailer Park, 30,spaces, electric"and water connections, two
blocks to eating plade. :
5. Eating Places:
Canebrnke, Clewiston Inn, Bob and Pearl's, and The Tropical.
Further information on Clewiston can be obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
c/o D. G. Alston