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Hidden treasures: the pebble phosphates of the Peace River Valley of South Florida.

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Date Issued:
1891
Abstract/Description:
Tongue-in-cheek description of the phosphate industry in Florida in the 1890's.
Title: Hidden treasures: the pebble phosphates of the Peace River Valley of South Florida.
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Name(s): Shrader, Jay.
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: c1891
Date Issued: 1891
Publisher: Varn
Place of Publication: Bartow, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 59 p. ; 18 cm.
Language(s): eng
Abstract/Description: Tongue-in-cheek description of the phosphate industry in Florida in the 1890's.
Table of Contents: Wherefore. Preface -- The first boring. Introductory -- Discovery of Florida Phosphate -- Phosphate development in Polk and DeSoto counties -- Phosphate mining as compared with other mining ind's. -- Phosphate exported from Charlotte Harbor -- North bound shipments from Bartow -- Outward bound shipments over the F.C.& P.R.R. -- Phosphate exported from Port Tampa -- Importance of phosphates in agriculture -- Origin of pepple phosphates -- Alafia and Peace phosphates -- Analyses of soft rock and pebble phosphates -- Nodular or pebble phos. as distinguished from hard r. -- Organic remains in phosphate beds of South Florida -- Cost of mining plants -- Companies mining phosphate in Polk County -- Companies mining phosphate in DeSoto County -- Value of phosphate land -- Nodules of lore -- The Florida phosphate law.
Identifier: AAA1309QF00009/05/200003/06/200819678BfamKa D0QF (FCLAZ), FHP C SF 2000-09-05 (DNX), FCLA url 20000907 (snx), SF00000056 (IID), 2466239 (digitool), usf:37898 (fedora)
Note(s): by Jay Shrader.
Title, etc., from Contents page.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2000. (Florida heritage collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by the University of South Florida from a photocopy of the book in the Main Library at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Subject(s): Phosphate mines and mining -- Florida -- Peace River Valley -- Humor
Industries
Economics and Society: Post-Civil War Florida, 1865-1913 -- Business, Agriculture, and Tourism, 1878-1897
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dl/SF00000056.pdf
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Host Institution: USF
Other Format:
(OCoLC)22156849
Is Part of Series: Florida heritage collection.