DeLand, Florida (Postcard History Series)

DeLand, Florida (Postcard History Series)

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by L. Thomas Roberts, West Volusia Historical Society
     
 

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When Henry A. DeLand sat down to plan a town in the summer of 1876, he envisioned a place that would become “a religious, educational, business, and social center”—the Athens of Florida. He made his dream a reality by investing his livelihood in the town that would be named for him. DeLand donated the land for the first municipal building that

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When Henry A. DeLand sat down to plan a town in the summer of 1876, he envisioned a place that would become “a religious, educational, business, and social center”—the Athens of Florida. He made his dream a reality by investing his livelihood in the town that would be named for him. DeLand donated the land for the first municipal building that doubled as a church and school and funded the school that would become Stetson University. Ever since, the city of DeLand has had an interesting and rich history. Much of this unique history has been captured and preserved in postcards published throughout the past hundred-plus years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467111652
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/05/2014
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,182,175
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author


L. Thomas “Tom” Roberts is a past president and historian of the year of the West Volusia Historical Society. He has lived in DeLand since attending Stetson University from 1983 to 1987. The majority of the imagery used for this book comes courtesy of Jim Cara, owner of the most complete collection of DeLand postcards in existence.

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