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Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation

 
 
Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 16, 2014
1. Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker
Inscription. In 1885, Hamilton Disston, Pennsylvania industrialist and pioneer Florida promoter, established an extensive experimental sugar plantation on the drained lands around St. Cloud. The enterprise, part of Disston's promotional scheme, prospered for several years and operated its own cane mill. After the abolition of the federal bounty on domestic sugar, the business failed and much of the machinery was sold for scrap. The failure caused large scale sugar planting in Florida to be abandoned for many years.
 
Erected 1963 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-95.)
 
Location. 28° 15.668′ N, 81° 17.942′ W. Marker is in St. Cloud, Florida, in Osceola County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lakeshore Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue on East Lakeshore Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is located at the western end of the St. Cloud Lakefront Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Cloud FL 34769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sugar Belt Railway/VFW Post (approx. 1.2 miles away); First National Bank/St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce
Wide view of the Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 16, 2014
2. Wide view of the Hamilton Disston Sugar Plantation Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The Thunderstorm Project (approx. 1.5 miles away); Osceola County (approx. 7.2 miles away); 1972 B-52 Crash (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Tacony History: The Life and Influence of Hamilton Disston. ...In Central Florida, Hamilton Disston is recognized as its savior and pioneer whose vision paved the way for modern-day development. Imagine the value of Disston's land holdings today in and near the Walt Disney World Resort area. (Submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Disston's Dream: Drain, Get Rich - Orlando Sentinel. (Submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the remains of the Disston Sugar Mill • Can you help?
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