Group Title: Flora : Deland environs
Title: Flora
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Title: Flora Deland environs
Physical Description: 4 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Goebel, Rubye K
Trainor, A. W
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: 1936]
Subject: History -- Volusia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaf 4
Statement of Responsibility: by Rubye K. Goebel ; edited by A. W. Trainor
General Note: "Federal Writers' Project, 209 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida."
General Note: "April 20, 1936.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002025569
oclc - 32947645
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*209 Orange Ave.
.Daytona Beach, Florida
*1 /

A. ?. Trainor


500 words

Feature:. FLORA
(DeLand Environs)
April 20, 1936

A. -. T.


Ponce DeLeon Springs is 27 miles from-

Daytona Beach, 9 miles north of-DeLand. The crystal
spring, scintillating,/set in a growth of huge Oendro-

pogon Usneoides (Spanish.moss)-draped Quercus Virginiana

(live oaks), Phoenix Sylvestris (Indiandate palms), Sabal

-palmetto (cabbage palmetto palms), vines and tangled

floral growth.

It is the site of ruins of an old Spanish

sugar mili, with its water-wheel still turning. The

Spring discharges a very large volume of water, said to be

80,000 gallons per minute, and supposedly coming from an

underground river. The temperature of the water is 7P

degrees throughout the year.-

The principal items of interesting data

connected with DeLeon Springs, The Fountain of Youth and

the only spring bearing the name of Ponce deLeon, are that

ponoe-deLeon landed on Florida soil April 3, 1512, and

some years later came back to colonize.

A Casino, locat-d beside the Springs,

where lodging is obtainable, provides also a dining-room


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Daytona Beach, Fla. .

where large and small luncheon and dinner parties are served.
fed by this great Spring
The lakes/are ideal for boating and canoeing.
The excellent. A large-dance floor of the most
modern type has been constructed adjoining the'main poroh of

the Casino.

A bowl of blue sky, strangely-enough not re-

flecting its blue, lies hidden in tropical foliage. Follow-

ing a narrow path through a jungle of Babal palrietto (cabbage

palmetto), Dendroeosn usneoide6 (Spanish moss)-hung Querous
virpiniana (live oaks), and tropical flowers,. one comes to

this rare spring. The gurgle of the spring as its water is "

forced from ics transparent depth is never stilled. It .is

one of the most beautiful of the many wonderful springs of
Florida. Clear water, a deep blue, and equatic plants,

fishes and other life seen in its dep-ths are different'

shades of this hue. .The basin is 70 ft. in diameter, 40

ft. deep. Volume is sufficient to feed a stream 10 .ft.

wide and 5 ft. deep. The current flows at the rate of 5

miles per hour.

Surrounding the springs are wild flowers,
ferns, Dendropogon Usneoides-covered Quercue virainiana,

Sabal palmetto, Tamala borbonia (sweet bay), Magnolia

Foetida (magnolia), and thick vines.


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Fourteen mibs southeast of DeLand .is Green

Springs, a jade green spring overcast by Dendrooogon
usneoides, draped Querous, Sabal palmettos, Surrounded as

it is by thiok Florida jungles of vines, Magnolia foetida,

Tamala borbonia (sweet bay), wild ferns, and other semi-
it harbors
tropical plants,/the grave of Polly Taylor, said to be the

first white person buried south of St. Augustine.


Cu the rollins uplands, 6 miles south of

DeLand, lies Orange City, a beautiful little town nestling

under the shade of widespread Querous virginiana and their

draping DendroDpoon usneoldes, lining the avenues ,and park- *


Orange City is famous for its mineral water,

bottled ad' shipped to all parts of the world, and was

awarded first prize at the World's Fair in St. Louis, the

world's purest water.

Nearby, the high cut-over pine lands are

especially adapted to citrus and fern growing.


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."'.. I. ,' "By Rubye K. Goebel

Edited by A. W. Trainer
April-20, 1936


DeLand City Directory and Guide 1934. Pub. C. L. Coy, Tampa,
Fla. Property of Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce.
A Guide to Florida (Kims) by Ethel Byrum Kimball and The *
Record Co., St. Augustine, Fla.
Agriculture in Volusia County Florida. Compiled by Helene
E. Pillsbury, printed by The Drew Press, Jacksonville, Fla.
,Standardized P.ant names, American Joint Committee on Horti-
oultural Nomenolature, Salem, Mass. 1924. Daytona Beach
Public Library.

Florida Trees, A Handbook of the Native and Naturalized
Trees of Florida, by John Kinkel Small, Ph.D., So.D., N.Y.
Pub. by author, 1913. D.B. Public Library.

In Florida Gardens, by Mrs. Millar Wilson and Mrs. John A.
Ferg uson, Pub. by the authzor, 1934. D.B. Public Library.




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