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?]
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: VID00216
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Monroe County

Part A---General Information

1. Location

Tavernier is on the lower end of Key Largo, the largest of the Florida
Keyse It is 68 miles south of Miami and 89 miles north of Key West.
Tavernier is on the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay. The elevation ranges
from sea level to 10 feet above sea level.

2. Transportation

U. S. Highway 1 passes through Tavernier. Neither rail nor air transpor-
tation is available. Greyhound Lines provides bus transportation.

3. Population

Monroe County had a population of 17,763 in 1945., The population of
Tavernier was estimated as 1,500 in March 1949.

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Tavernier.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall

January 70.1 1.90 July 83.6 3.12
February 70.7 1.70 August 83.0 5,27
March 73.3 1.60 September 82.4 8,67
April 76,9 1.67 October 78.7 8.02
May 79.5 4.20 Nover;ber 73.4 2.44
June 82.7 4.31 December 71.1 1.52
Annual 77.1 44*42

5. History

Tavernier was named far the creek that winds past the southern end of Key
Largo, said to have been a favorite hiding place of Tavernier, associate
of Jean La Fitte, the privateer. The town was merely a station on the
old Florida overseas railroad, which was destroyed by the hurricane of
1935, until the boom of the 1920's. An enterprising promoter purchased
much land here, installed public utilities, built a lumber shed, theater,
and other facilities.

6. Major Sources of Income

Tavernier, as well as other towns in the chain of keys, depends largely
upon tourists for the major part of its income. Sports fishing and the
even year round climate are the main attractions. Commercial fishing is
also important in the economy of Tavernier.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

The Upper Keys Chamber of Commerce'sponsors a summer fishing tournament,
May 15 to Labor Day. No entry fee. Approximately $7,500 in prizes.

2. Athletic Events

Florida Keys Softball League.

3. Tourist Clubs

Key Largo Angler's Club.

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4. Recreational Clubs

None, other than privately owned clubs catering to tourists.

5, Civic Organizations


6. Fraternal Organizations

American Legion Post 145, Islamorada, Florida.

7, Entertainment

Movies, Legion Hall, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

8, Recreational Facilities


9o Hunjig/

This area is in a U. S. Wildlife Refuge and hunting is prohibited.

10. Fishing

Some of the finest fishing in Florida waters is to be found in the nearby
Gulf Stream and outer reefs, Among the best known game fish which are'
caught here are sailfish, marlin, amberjack, dolphin, bonita and barracuda.
Some of the lesser known, but still prized fish are,the wahoo, albacore,
cobia, sea trout, groupers and snappers. Bonefishing is becoming one of
the outstanding sports in this area.

Numerous fishing camps, guides and charter fishing boats are available,
Information on individual camps and guides can be -obtained from the Upper
Keys Chamber of Commerce at Tavernier.

11, Churches


Part C---Accommodations

1. Hotels
Name of Rooms Rate Plan

Tavernier Hotel 20 $3 and up European
Driftwood Lodge 10 $4 and up European
Casa Islamorado -15 $10 and up European
Alleys Hotel 3 $3 and-up European
Ocean Reef Yacht
Harbor -

2. Tourist Courts

Bayview Cabins-10 rooms, $4 and up,

3, Guest Homies


4, Trailer Courts

Herb Alley--Tavernier. Electrical connections, water connections, store
and restaurant nearby.
Tavernier Acres--Tavernier. Electrical and water connections, store and
restaurant nearby.
Angler's Park--Rock Harbor. Electrical -water and drain connections. Near
store and restaurant. $35 per month.
Little Rock Trailer Park-Plantation Key. Electricity and water. Near.
store and restaurant,
Seabreeze Trailer Park--Plantation Key. Electricity and water, Near store
and restaurant.
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4. Trailer Courts (Continued)

Beachcomber Trailer Park-Plantation Key, Electricity and water, Near
store and restaurant,
Ruckle's Court--Windley Key. Electricity and water. Near store and restau-
Cross Roads Trailer Park--Electricity and water, near store and restaurant.

5. Specialized Eating Places


Key Largo Bar & Grill, Key Largo
Fern Inn, Islamorada
Green Turtle Inn, Islamorada
Harryts Place, Tavernier


Key Lime Pie, Chicken
Florida Lobsters
Green Turtle Steak and Chowder
Key Lime Pie, Steak, Lobster

Further information on the Upper Keys can be obtained from:

Islamorada, Florida Tavernier, Florida

March 1949


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