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History of Zephyrhills, Florida, USA

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(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.]

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html

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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.

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html

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

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html

  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    View on the Lake, 1912
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    City Park, 1915
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Traveling in Florida, 1915
    Depot in background
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  • Nov. 26, 1917 - Hotel Zephyr opens in Zephryhills

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html

  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Business Section 7th Street
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    High School
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Residence 5th Ave., 1924
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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.”

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html

  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Hennington Building, 1930
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Three year old Bearing Grove
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Methodist Church, 1937
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  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    The Cottage Lunch
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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 one-thirty o'clock, during a period of high wind which...Read MORE...


  • Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
    Zephyr Hotel
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  • 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 became well-known as "The City of Pure Water."
    www.zephyrhillschamber.org/ History.cfm



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View on the Lake, 1912
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City Park, 1915
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Traveling in Florida, 1915
Depot in background
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Business Section 7th Street
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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High School
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Residence 5th Ave., 1924
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Three year old Bearing Grove
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Hennington Building, 1930
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Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
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Methodist Church, 1937
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The Cottage Lunch
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Zephyr Hotel
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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.]

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html
  • Aug. 6, 1909. The land for Zephyrhills is purchased for the Zephyrhills Colony by Capt. Jeffries, according to a 1928 newspaper article.

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html
  • May 31, 1910. The name of the Abbott post office is changed to Zephyrhills.

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html
  • Nov. 26, 1917 - Hotel Zephyr opens in Zephryhills

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html
  • 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.”

    www.fivay.org/ zephyrhills.html
  • 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 one-thirty o'clock, during a period of high wind which... 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 became well-known as "The City of Pure Water."
    www.zephyrhillschamber.org/ History.cfm

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