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Photographs - - 1920s - - Flamingo Groves, Davie.
Photographs - - 1920s - - Flamingo Groves, Davie.
TitlePhotographs - - 1920s - - Flamingo Groves, Davie.
Date1920s
NotesIn 1925, Floyd L. Wray (1891 1959) and his wife Jane moved to Hollywood, Florida. He joined the staff of Joseph W. Young, the founder and developer of Hollywood-by-the-Sea, as a realtor and sold hundreds of acres of land. After the devastating Hurricane of 1926, Wray recognized an opportunity in the shortage of oranges during the summer months and their high prices during the season. He established Flamingo Groves with Davie horticulturist Frank Stirling and Clarence "Ham" Hammerstein. Flamingo Groves was a unique combination of commercial orange grove, real estate venture and experimental citrus laboratory. Always the entrepreneur, Wray built packing houses and retail outlets with the first shipping center opening in 1931 and the first packing plant opening in 1934. He also built the first modern citrus plant in 1939 near the railroad into Port Everglades. By 1939, the original 40-acre citrus grove increased to more than 200 acres and eventually the grounds covered over 2, 000 acres or approximately three square miles.
SubjectWray, Floyd L. Flamingo Groves. Agriculture - - Davie (Fla.) Produce trade -- Florida -- Davie.
FormatPhotographs
SourceCourtesy of the Broward County Historical Commission
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