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History of Lake Wales, Florida, USA

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Lake Wales, Florida, USA

Lake Wales, Polk, FL

The site was surveyed in 1879 by Sidney Wailes, and the lake (originally called Watts) was renamed for him. The town was founded in 1911, and its name had been changed to Wales by the time a post office was established there in 1915. It developed as a centre for lumber milling and citrus growing, and later its setting amid myriad lakes made it a popular tourist spot.

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  • The land around the present city was surveyed in 1879 by Sidney Irving Wailes, who changed the name of a lake, then known as Watts Lake, to Lake Wailes.

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  • The city of Lake Wales was established near the lake in 1911–12, planned by the Lake Wales Land Company.

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    Hotel Dixie Wales-Bilt, Lake Wales, Fla.
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  • Lake Wales, Florida, USA
    Tourist Village. 21 Modern Cottages. Lake Wales, Florida.
    We are stopping at the Tourist Village while visiting the Singing Tower.
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    The Singing Tower. Mountain Lake Sanctuary.
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Hotel Dixie Wales-Bilt, Lake Wales, Fla.
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Lake Wales, Florida, USA
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Tourist Village. 21 Modern Cottages. Lake Wales, Florida.
We are stopping at the Tourist Village while visiting the Singing Tower.
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Lake Wales, Florida, USA
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The Singing Tower. Mountain Lake Sanctuary.
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  • The land around the present city was surveyed in 1879 by Sidney Irving Wailes, who changed the name of a lake, then known as Watts Lake, to Lake Wailes.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The city of Lake Wales was established near the lake in 1911–12, planned by the Lake Wales Land Company.

    www.wikipedia.org

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