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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station)

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Where is Zephyrhills, Florida, USA? 

Zephyrhills, Pasco, Florida, USA
The community was founded in 1910 by Captain Harold B. Jeffries as Abbot Station. Jeffries planned on making the community a home for Civil War veterans.wikipedia


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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station) - Three year old Bearing Grove
Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station)

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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA (Abbot Station)


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Nov. 11, 1886. Simon J. Temple purchases 280.74 acres of land for $1,026.69 from Florida Railway and Navigation Corp. [He named the area Abbott; it later became Zephyrhills.]

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Aug. 6, 1909. The land for Zephyrhills is purchased for the Zephyrhills Colony by Capt. Jeffries, according to a 1928 newspaper article.

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May 31, 1910. The name of the Abbott post office is changed to Zephyrhills.

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Nov. 26, 1917 - Hotel Zephyr opens in Zephryhills

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Feb. 19, 1926. The Zephyrhills News reports, “Bandits entered The American State Bank Wednesday during the lunch hour, when it was closed, choked, bound and drugged the bookkeeper and escaped with approximately $11,000.00 in cash.”

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Mar. 15, 1940. The Dade City Banner reports: “A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the former Hennington building and three adjacent structures,
completely wiping out one of the business blocks of Zephyrhills last Saturday morning about...Read MORE...

In 1961, Don Robinson took advantage of the area's good-tasting water and established the Zephyrhills Water Corporation.
The company started bottling the spring water and shipping it all over the state. The town soon...Read MORE...


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