Bradenton in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Cabbage Head
Manatee Village Historical Park
Head symbolized the Old
Manatee and Bradenton
who climbed aboard in
play, later watched their
own children pretend there.
In 2006, the Bradenton
Kiwanis Club relocated
Old Cabbage Head to this
site for future generations
Erected by Manatee County Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 27° 29.71′ N, 82° 32.898′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is on Manatee Ave East south of 14th Street East, on the right. Located inside the Manatee Village Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Florida Cracker Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Wiggins Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smokehouse, Syrup Kettle and Sugar Cane MillThe Stephens House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Florida Frontier: The Stephens Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Naval Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); The Potter Barn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradenton.
Regarding Old Cabbage Head. Old Cabbage Head was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA in 1913, “Old Cabbage Head” gets its name from the shape of its smoke stack. Because it has a wood burning boiler, a bulbous smoke stack is needed to catch burning embers that fly out of the engine. In 1952, Crate Mill went out of business and the engine was slated for the scrap heap until local Bradenton residents raised $900 for its purchase. In 2002 it was moved to Manatee Village Historical Park and reconditioned.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.