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Spanish moss in Florida.

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Date Issued:
1957
Abstract/Description:
Spanish moss occurs throughout the State of Florida, primarily in the swamplands, in the lower hardwood bottom regions and in the pine woods, particularly those adjacent to the Gulf coast. The industry of using the moss is nearly as old as the history of the State.
Title: Spanish moss in Florida.
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Name(s): Shoemaker, Jack.
Rogers, Trent.
Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: <1957>
Date Issued: 1957
Date Issued: 1957
Publisher: State of Florida, Dept. of Agriculture
Place of Publication: Tallahassee,
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 16 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language(s): eng
Abstract/Description: Spanish moss occurs throughout the State of Florida, primarily in the swamplands, in the lower hardwood bottom regions and in the pine woods, particularly those adjacent to the Gulf coast. The industry of using the moss is nearly as old as the history of the State.
Abstract/Description: It has just been within the past 40 years, however, that the reputation of Spanish moss as a quality filler for mattresses, cushions and pillows became known to the public. The competitive environment today has resulted in a decline of this business. At one time there were more than 10 such plants in Florida and more than 50 in Louisiana. Today there are only two in Florida; the Vego-Air Manufacturing Co. in Gainesville and the Florida Ginning Co. of Ocala. This study explores the process of the Spanish moss industry in the State and asseses the possibility of by-products utilization as well.
Table of Contents: Spanish moss in Florida -- Gathering moss -- Curing moss -- Ginning moss -- Use of moss -- Two companies in Florida -- Other uses.
Target Audience: general
Identifier: UF00002930 (iid), 49343542 (oclc), AAA3243 QF, 974448 (digitool), uf:94634 (fedora)
Note(s): revised by Jack Shoemaker; photography by Trent Rogers.
"March 1957".
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2001. Mode of Access: World Wide Web. System Requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced from Collection in George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.
Subject(s): Spanish moss -- Florida
Spanish moss industry -- Florida
Library Classification: QK541 .S62 1957
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00002930.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/UF00002930.jpg
Host Institution: UF
Other Format:
(OCoLC)44576528
Is Part of Series: Bulletin (Florida. Dept. of Agriculture) ; no. 85.