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Thomas B. Mack Park

 
 
Thomas B. Mack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
1. Thomas B. Mack Park Marker
Inscription.  Thomas B. Mack was an author, educator and collector in the fields of horticulture, citrus and garden design. In 1951 he began a long horticultural teaching career at Florida Southern College specializing in citrus. In 1997 he was inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the citrus industry. He established the Citrus Institute of Florida Southern College and created the Thomas B. Mack Citrus Achieves housed at FSC where he served as director until 1981. Mr. Mack was a dedicated community volunteer serving the Lakeland Beautification Board of the Parks and Recreation Department in the City of Lakeland. His contribution to Lakeland, Polk County and the State of Florida is recognized and honored through the dedication of Thomas B. Mack Park.

Thomas B. Mack
1914-2004

 
Erected by City of Lakeland.
 
Location. 28° 1.688′ N, 81° 57.018′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Lake Hollingsworth Drive and Mississippi
Thomas B. Mack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
2. Thomas B. Mack Park Marker
Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Lake Hollingsworth Drive. Touch for map. Marker located across the street from Florida Southern College. Marker is in this post office area: Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sorosis Club Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Women's Club of Lakeland (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. one mile away); Allen Kryger (approx. 1.1 miles away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
Thomas B. Mack circa 2004 image. Click for full size.
By Ernst Peters/The Ledger
3. Thomas B. Mack circa 2004
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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