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Florida Star, November 22, 1888

'And now we come to Mr. John R. Field's place. Mr. Field came from Macon, GA in 1686 bringing his family with him. Mrs. Field being the first lady to bless the island with her presence...We noted Mr. Field's two year old Tangerine orange bud with a circumference of ten inches, a leaf of tobacco maturing from a stalk after a third cutting...Sugar cane still growing from planting fifteen years...One ratton cane measured fifteen feet; three canes made ten quarts of half acre of oranges gather from year year old buds netted five dollars; a paw paw tree one foot in diameter and most beautiful...Mangoes and peaches do well in this section, also pineapples and scuppernogs.'

Artesian Wells on Property (1).TIF
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