Title: Palatka and Putnam County, Florida
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Title: Palatka and Putnam County, Florida
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Palatka and Putnam County, Florida
Publisher: Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Place of Publication: Palatka, Fla.
Publication Date: 1970
Copyright Date: 1970
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094625
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Where work and play
are only minutes away

Located in the Crown Area of North Central Florida
on historic St. Johns River-22 miles inland from the
Atlantic Ocean and 52 miles south of Jacksonville on
North-South Highway U.S. 17. Five other major state
roads fan out in all directions providing excellent
connections over less traveled roads to all points in the
State. Interstate 95 is only 16 miles to the east-
interstate 75 only 50 miles to the west. The Palatka
area has a population of 24,000 and Putnam County,
44,891. The community offers the requirements and
facilities for business, industry, agriculture, education,
culture, recreation and retirement.




Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 550
Palatka, Florida 32077


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Strong agricultural and industrial

The source of the good life stems from a strong :
agricultural and industrial economy with excellent
industrial facilities, including the St. Johns River Barge
Manufacturing of paper and paper products is the .... .-
primary industry, with most industry deriving its
finished product from wood-disposal medical paper
items, spiral paper cores, bedroom furniture, church
furnishings, wood turnings, crates, pallets, wood roof
trusses, pre-hung door units, printed business forms,
lumber and wood chips, just to name a few. 4
Other industries include steel fabrication, steel
boats, fish packing, and industrial sand and clay
Agricultural enterprises include horse and cattle
raising, dairy herds, poultry and egg production, ""'"
commercial nursery crops and gladioli, citrus groves,
truck farming and sizable acreage in potatoes and
The result of this strong, diversified economic base.... ..... ---
is a comfortable and reliable way of life for residents.

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The good life is here

There may be counties with more glamour and
some with more sophistication, but few can equal the
overall comfort and variety of life in Putnam County,
Not tourist-oriented, but this area has all the
ingredients for recreation and wholesome
entertainment a family could ever want.
The majestic St.Johns River flows through the heart
of the county. Its waters abound with Largemouth
Black Bass, Speckled Perch, Bream, Striped Bass and
Catfish. Of course, boating, sailing and water skiing
are an exciting part of family recreation.
There is something for people of all ages: the
competition of the golfer, or the serenity of a stroll
through the Ravine Gardens; tennis and swimming;
and Little League activities for the kids.
The Annual Azalea Festival, a two-week event of
national acclaim, is held each spring-the beauty
pageant, golf tournament, skeet tournament and art
show put the entire area in a festival atmosphere.
St. Johns River Junior College offers an
outstanding curriculum for the community's
educational needs. It is also the site of the Florida
School of the Arts, providing a broad program of
cultural events.
Excellent schools, beautiful churches, complete
shopping facilities, and the most beautiful beaches on
the Atlantic Ocean are only 20 miles east of Palatka.
The good life is here, a cordial atmosphere, good
neighbors-a county which still caters to the needs of

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