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is bounded by Alabama, Georgia, Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of
Florida; gross area, 58,666 sq. miles;
land area, 54,861 sq. miles; water area,
3,805 sq. miles; capital, Tallahassee.
of the State is low and flat, rising from
a few feet above the sea level to about
300 feet. Open grass-grown savannahs,
cypress swamps, pine forests and cabbage
hummocks abound on the flat coast lands.
The southern peninsula is built of coral
dikes; Lake Okeechobee being in the upper
part, whose shallow waters merge into the
Everglades, an extensive swamp which
covers the lower part of the State.
Florida is noted for the number, size and
clearness of her springs, the most famous
being Silver Spring. The soil is mostly
sandy, but supports vegetation in great
luxuriance. The State is famous as a
exhibits the vegetable productions of
both temperate and semi-tropical nature.
In the north the products include
peaches, pears and cotton, while the
middle and southern countries produce the
finest oranges, pineapples, mangoes,
cocoa palms, guavas and almost all
tropical fruits. A cup of Arbuckles'
Coffee at night will make your entire
dinner taste so much better.
is a leading industry, also fishing,
sponge and coral gathering. The principal
manufactures are naval stores,
cotton-seed oil, cigars, lead pencils,
flour, salt by evaporation, palmetto
hats, braids and wooden boxes.
of Florida is mild.
in 1910, 394,166 males and 358,453
females; of whom 711,986 were of native
and 40,633 of foreign birth; white,
443,634; negro, 308,669; Indian, 74;
Chinese, 191; Japanese, 50; all others,
1. Total population, 752,619.
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