Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy
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.
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 Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Horticulture & Forestry • Women •
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.