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Old Cabbage Head

Manatee Village Historical Park

 
 
Old Cabbage Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 7, 2019
1. Old Cabbage Head Marker
Inscription.
For generations, Old Cabbage
Head symbolized the Old
Manatee and Bradenton
communities. Children,
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
to enjoy.

 
Erected by Manatee County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 27° 29.71′ N, 82° 32.898′ W. Marker is in Bradenton, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on Manatee Ave East south of 14th Street East, on the right. Touch for map. Located inside the Manatee Village Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton FL 34208, United States of America.
 
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 Stephens House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fogarty Boat Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Naval Stores (within shouting distance
Old Cabbage Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 7, 2019
2. Old Cabbage Head Marker
of this marker); William Bassett Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1887 Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bunker Hill School (about 400 feet away). 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.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars
 
Old Cabbage Head Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 7, 2019
3. Old Cabbage Head Marker
Manatee Village Historical Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 7, 2019
4. Manatee Village Historical Plaque
Manatee Village Historical Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, March 7, 2019
5. Manatee Village Historical Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. 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.
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