Culture des oranges?

Le père de Serge était semble-t-il agriculteur et cultivait des orangers. Après son départ, est arrivé chez Marthe une lettre qui avait du être demandée et qui contenait une réclame pour des champs d’orangers en Floride. Marthe restera persuadée que Serge voulait aller en Floride…

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Leave North, Blizzards, Coal Bills, and winter and come with me to Florida’s finest Grapefruit, Peach, Orange and Cotton Section

DR. JUDD Q. LLOYD, (Personal)

Lake County Land Owners’ Ass’n


Lake County


“On the Dixie Highway”Attach:

Fruitland Park nestling among lakes and orange groves in the land of continuous Summer in Florida's ideal spot for the home lover. :-: :-: :-:

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Owning our Own Nursery Enables Us, if You Make Certain Cash Payment to give You Free Orange Trees which Would Cost you *1.50 Each Elsewhere

The Lake-Jewelled Land of Dreams Come True

Mail this today before choicest locations are gone. Mailing this is your first step towards owning a beautiful orange or grapefruit grove.

We can make you better terms for first quality land than any one in Florida


Lake county land owners’ association,

fruitland park, florida

Gentlemen :

I hereby apply for--------------acres of orange and grapefruit land, for which I agree to pay Eighty Dollars per acre at, the rate of------------per month until paid for.

Please select for me the best unsold tract at this price lying as close as possible to a shipping point, and send me a description of the land, together with a marked map showing its exact location.

I enclose $----------as first payment on the above, with the understanding that you are personally to make the selection for me.

It is also understood that if I am not entirely satisfied with the land when I visit Fruitland Park within 120 days from this date and inspect same, you will upon date of said inspection immediately return, with 6 per cent interest, all payment I have made; or if I prefer, will exchange this tract for any other unsold tract of equal acreage and price, said choice, rejection or acceptance to be made on date of inspection.

Please send me Bond of Warranty Deed containing the insurance clause whereby in the event of my death my heirs will receive a free deed to the property without further payment. I understand that payments must be made each month until I inspect land and that I am to personally inspect the latter. It is agreed that I am to inspect land with a member of your company.




10 acres, $10 down and $10 a month

20 acres $20 down and $20 a month

40 acres, $40 down and $40 a month

Large Cash Payments give you free trees

“In the land of thousand Lakes” where grapefruit’s gold and peach’s pink paint a picture of prosperity

Let this sink in—We can sell you the land and trees to plant it for the same price trees alone would cost you elsewhere.

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Why You Should Locate Here

“Where Nature’s wrought a handiwork of most entrancing mien

In the Land Where Dreams Come True

    This is a developed community, with many elegant homes, good roads, schools, churches, growing towns and splendid railroad facilities.
    Our lands are high, rolling and perfectly drained, with clay sub-soil. No artificial drainage is necessary at any time of the year
    Our land can be cleared easily and inexpensively – only a few dollars per acre- there being no palmetto.
    Elevation and surrounding lakes afford priceless cold protection for the growing of citrus fruits, to which our soil is perfectly adapted. You can develop a grove here on less money than elsewhere.
    Our district has become the greatest watermelon center in the State, if not on the continent. Watermelons are a reliable, quick-money crop.
    You can have a telephone, connecting with five towns, in your home, and automobile free grocery and dry goods delivery to your door.
    This is a demonstrated district for Natal grass, the great stock feed, which rivals Alfalfa, capable of producing a good yield per acre, worth $30 a ton. This is a fine stockraising section.
    Our soils and climate are adapted to many crops, which can be raised between the row while a citrus grove is being developed.
    We have in this vicinity many of the oldest, finest and most profitable citrus groves in Florida. Shipments from this district in one year exceeds one-half million boxes.
    Our water supply is pure and abundant, and lumber and building material are cheap.
    Many beautiful, clear-water lakes afford the finest boating, hunting and fishing, as well as charming home sites.
    We have 200 miles of hard road : $500000 has been appropriated for additional boulevards in this country, which leads in good roads. Your farm can border on or be convenient to a fine roadway.

There will be many thousand young trees planted here for our investors this season, thereby adding to the fame which this district already have as a citrus section. Nowhere else in Florida can you find so many advantages. The record-breaking groves are here – therefore so should you be. Begin owning a grove TODAY. Good roads, fine water, healthy and delightful climate make living conditions here most excellent, and remember that here you can develop better groves for less money.

FRUITLAND PARK --- The Dainty Spot on The Dixie Highway


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The grapefruit, Orange, Peach, Watermelon, Natal Hay and Long Staple Cotton Section of Florida

Lake county :

Florida’s Famous lake Region over 100 feet above sea, in the greatest orange and grapefruit section of the State.

Watermelons shipped in solid Train Loads, often bringing $75 per acre.

High, rolling, well drained land adapted to Fruit, Winter vegetables and general farming.

$500000 voted for Head Roads. Over 200 miles already constructed. Splendid railroad and marketing facilities

Lake County Land Owners’ Association



An Association of Land Owners Organized Under the Laws of Florida to Secure Desirable Settlers and Citizens for this Community, and to Encourage the Cultivation and Development of Our Best Lands

DR. JUDD Q. LLOYD, Pres. R. E. FILCHER, Vice-Pres. DR. W. A. MacKENZIE, Sec’y

G. R. SIMS, Treas

Fruitland Park, Florida

Mme Lefevre

Lava Mayeune, France

Dear Madam:-

While out motoring over our fine roads, I’ve just seen a beautiful twenty acre farm which I wan you to own.

As I stopped my car and looked it over, the witching Florida sunlight flooding it with gold and the sift, cool breeze singing in the pine tree, I though what a wonderful home place it would make for the fellow who had been cooped up in the north, who had been up against the heat of summer and the cold of winter and longs to live out in God’s open places. In my mind’s eye, I could see a rose-covered cottage built there in the perfume of a white blossoming and golden-fruited orange grove ; I could see a painted barn, some cozy chicken houses, a cow, some chicks, and a garden and some kiddies running barefoot every month in the year. Then I said to myself: “Go back to the office and write some Northener about this fine twenty, give him the opportunity ov living out his dreams just as you have lived them”. So here I am, writing you about this little farm. Make it yours!

It’s a beauty. First class orange and grapefruit soil, rolling enough to make it attractive, with a fine site for a bungalow, well located as to transportation, roads, markets and neighbors; it’s a place any man should be proud to own. You ought to own it and you can if you act quick enough – and if you do, what fun you will have making your dream come true! What fun is watching your grove planted and nurtured by your own hands; or, if you have it done, by your own direction. This twenty acres, properly developed, should make a regular little Eden. Why not get at it?

If we didn’t feel confident that you would make good down here, make money and be happy, we wouldn’t want you. The few dollars we’d get for one little farm, would be mighty poor pay if you became a Gloomy Gus and spoiled the harmony of our neighborly little community – a place we’re mighty proud to call home and where we call our neighbors- friends. We’ve sold eighteen thousand acres here and we don’t want to spoil it having dissatisfied neighbors. This is Joyland and there’s no room for grouches.

But we don’t believe that a man with a beautiful and paying orange or grapefruit grove could keep a grouch if he wanted to.

So we want you to own a little farm; to develope a paying grove and

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some day to come down and be happy with us. Remember, we’re not “land agents”, but just neighborly folk who want the right kind of people here to help us in our work of developing the fairest land on earth, and also remember taht we own avery foot of the choice land we offer. That’s why we want to be careful in picking buyers.

Si get your land today. As soon as possible, start a grove. Matured, a 10-acre grove may be worth $10,000 or more and bring you in $2500 to $5,000 per year; twenty acre, twice as much. Develope your farm as you can afford to- but get the land while it is cheap, $80 an acre- land we consider superior to California’s $1,000 per acre orange property.

But what will you raise while your grove is maturing? A hundred things if you will; Jewell peaches, for instance. Read the enclosed information regarding this great crop. You can plant early Jewell peaches right in your orange grove. They won’t cost much. In eighteen month they should bear. For four or five years they should net you handsome profits. In other words, they may tide you over until your golden orange or grapefruit grove come into bearing.

I’ll hold this fine farm just ten days for you. Pin twenty dollars or your check to the enclosed application blank, put it in an envelope and take it to the mail box now. Begin owning a grove that you, your children and your’s children’s children ought to be proud of calling home. This opportunity will not come again, this piece will be sold within a short time- so mail your letter and remittance NOW before you forget it.


Lake County Land Owners’ Association

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Dict. J.Q.L./E-5

P.S. If I receive your remittance within ten days, I will give you free with this twenty acres a fine building lot, not less than fifty by one hundred and fifty feet, right in Fruitland Park; a lot which I consider is now worth two hundred dollars, for building lots are scarce here. Remind me of this when you send your order. Put a few dollars a month into this fine land-they may grow into thousands.

Questions américaines : Ces vergers de Floride : arnaque ou affaire sérieuse ? liste des propriétaires ?