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Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy

 
 
Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 28, 2018
1. Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy Marker
Inscription. At one time, and for many years until the 1950's, Crystal Street was the main thoroughfare into Crystal River for travelers coming from Lecanto and Inverness. In 1907, because of its role as the gateway into Crystal River, a group of ladies from the Village Improvement Society planted live oak trees on both sides of the road from the railroad depot to present-day Fourth Avenue NE.

The Village Improvement Society, led by Mrs. Nickabud Barco, also encouraged the Town Council to come up with a way to stop cows and pigs from roaming the streets to improve sanitation problems and, ultimately, overall living conditions.

This group was the forerunner of the Women's Club formed in 1921. Its legacy lives on in the beauty of the remaining trees sheltering the street.

Over a hundred years later, only fifteen heritage oak trees are left standing, yet they still form their beautiful cathedral-like canopy.
 
Erected by City of Crystal River.
 
Location. 28° 54.139′ N, 82° 35.498′ W. Marker is in Crystal River, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast Crystal Street and Northeast 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Northeast Crystal Street. Touch for map.
Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy Marker looking toward canopy image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 28, 2018
2. Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy Marker looking toward canopy
Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 NE Crystal St, Crystal River FL 34428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Crystal River Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Park War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Florida Boom Sidewalk (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of the Discovery of Phosphate in Florida (approx. 12.9 miles away); Rainbow Springs (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHorticulture & ForestryWomen
 
Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 28, 2018
3. Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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