The Great Freezes and the Collapse of the Florida Citrus Industry

The devastating winter of 1894 and 1895 dashed the dreams and fortunes of many new Florida settlers. Decades would pass before the state fully recovered.

Robin Mimna
May 25, 2017 · 5 min read
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Florida farmers surveying damage after the great freezes (1894–95)
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Native Americans being enslaved by the Spanish
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Florida Postcard showing railroad/orange grove
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Receipt from the Brock House, Enterprise, Fl for an orange shipment (1882)
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San Juan Hotel, Orlando, FL (Demolished in 1980)
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Florida History

Tales about Florida’s past and how it relates to our…

Robin Mimna

Written by

Proud Florida writer who enjoys nature and history. Robin’s work has appeared in the Orlando Weekly and Deep South Literary magazine.

Florida History

Tales about Florida’s past and how it relates to our present.

Robin Mimna

Written by

Proud Florida writer who enjoys nature and history. Robin’s work has appeared in the Orlando Weekly and Deep South Literary magazine.

Florida History

Tales about Florida’s past and how it relates to our present.

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