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The Villages is America's premier Active Adult Retirement Community located in sunny central Florida. thevillages.com

Harold Schwartz, a Michigan businessman, began selling land tracts via mail order in The Villages area in the 1960s. He and his business partner, Al Tarrson, were forced to close the mail-order aspect of the business due to a 1968 Federal law banning sales of real estate by mail order. wikipedia



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  • Harold Schwartz, a Michigan businessman, began selling land tracts via mail order in The Villages area in the 1960s.

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  • By the early 1980s, The Villages had sold only 400 units. In an attempt to improve the business, Schwartz bought out Tarrson's interest and brought his son, H. Gary Morse, on board in 1983.
    Morse began to significantly upgrade the development. Their sales improved in the mid-1980s.
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  • In 1992, Morse officially changed the overall development name to The Villages.

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photo of James William SLADEJames William SLADE (8 June 1933, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 30 January 2002, The Villages, Florida, USA)
male ancestorRoger BASSO (12/10/1938, Welch, West Virginia, USA - , The Villages, Florida, USA)
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