Melbourne, Florida : The Midway City (966)
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Title: Melbourne, Florida : The Midway City (966)
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Publisher: The Samuel Frommer Co.
Place of Publication: Indianapolis, IN
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A Citg Idealhj Located
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SThe City of Melbourne is built on the banks
j of the famous Indian River. midway between
Jacksonville and Miami. and halfway between
Davtona and Palm Beach
STrain service is maintained by the main line
r r' of the Florida East Cst ost Railway. and the two
Sd principal highways of the state and nation pass
i i'. through Melbourne. The Melbourne- Tampa
S' Highwayv tirminatcs at Melbourne and th'
: Dixie Highway meets the main cross state high-
r. wav here
The land in the vicinity of Melbourne has a
RP OA' Vhigher elevation above sea level than any other
,. ? section along the east coast of Florida. The land
L' i Is ver\ fertile and practically everything that
"''a grows can b, raised
"" imagine yourself in a busy thriving city of
i* o B". six thousand prosperous citizens. Imagine an
... ideal location for both work and play. Pic-
Fr \\C \ ture the blue-green Indian River flowing idly
..\.. by \'isualize the waves of the broad Atlantic
I...,B!. Y .....breaking against a wide. sandy beach Dream
-' 'i of the finest crops that can possibly be grown.
S. ....' and grown in a land where frost is practically
u n unknown.
I/ Such is Melbourne

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HE choice of a city in which to live, build and
prosper. should be judged by the location.
health. climate. religious and educational facili-
ties. future possibilities. and the wealth of 0"-

Nlelbourn, has every advantage that a city
can have SLuated on the far famed T .ian
River midway between Jacksonville and Miami. the .)alon
is ideal. Melbourne is the terminus of the main cross-st?-,
highway, the Melbourne-Timp.a Highway, and is so ser-..1
by the Dixie HighwlAr'
Melbourne is located on the highest point along the east
coast of Florida Winter or summer. the climate is always
ideal It is never too cold
Six churches one of the most modern high school buildings
in the state, and several grade school buildings mark an ad-
vanced step of educational progress for Melbourne.
Because of location. agricultural possibilities, and as a logical
center ot distribution. Melbourne is destined to become one of
the leading cities of Florida. A city of 60001) people today, Mel-
bourne has averaged a growth ot one and one half per cent each day
of the past fie years
A Leading Harbor City of the Future

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The Melbourne Harbor and
Inlet Bill. passed by the 68th
general session of Congress. pro-
vides for the preliminary surveys
for an ocean inlet into the In-
dian River in the vicinity of
Work is now in progress
looking toward the consumma-
tion of this project. a rd in the near
future -N urne will be one of
the prince l seaports on the east
coast of Florida. NielbourneHar-
bor will be one of the finest land

locked harbors in the country,
providing excellent facility's for
every type of ocean going v,-:sel.
Not only will Melbourne
have this splendid waterway
equipment from a commercial
standpoint, but a movement,
now bearing fruition, insures a
splendid yacht basin for her
guests who may come by way of
t l waterway. The
bas3 lbourne will provide
a ha 'i safety and beauty for
hundred dof, watercraft.
Few places in the nation have
waterways and harbor oppor-
tunities compared with Mel-

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