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Avon Park, Florida, USA

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Avon Park, Highlands, Florida, USA
The first permanent settler in Avon Park was Oliver Martin Crosby, a Connecticut native who moved to the area in 1884 to study the wildlife of the Everglades. By 1886, enough people had followed that the town of "Lake Forest" was founded. An English woman who had settled in the area convinced Crosby that the area was reminiscent of her home of Stratford-upon-Avon, and persuaded him to change the name of the settlement to Avon Park.
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Avon Park, Florida, USA

Pinecrest Lakes Club, Avon Park, Florida

Avon Park, Florida, USA

The Mall and Jacaranda Hotel, Avon Park, Fla.

Avon Park, Florida, USA

Jacaranda Hotel, Avon Park, Florida

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1916
Avon Park, a post-village of De Soto co., Fla., about 30 miles NE. of Arcadia. Pop. about 350.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
News  1943 - SIX LOSE LIVES IN CRASH OF BOMBER.
Avon Park, Fla., Sept. 27. - (INS) - Identity of six members of an army bomber crew who were killed ...Read MORE...


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