Zephyrhills has a rich history
that is full of surprising facts and engaging anecdotes. The story of
its people and what they have achieved is told here in a collection of
articles arranged from A to Z, spanning more than a hundred years of
dynamic change in the Sunshine State.
Read about the city’s earliest
days in the late 1800s when it was known as Abbott; its settlement by
Civil War veterans; the pioneer citizens who found happiness around
idyllic Zephyr Lake; the successes and trials of the entrepreneurs who
sought their fortunes in endeavors as diverse as manufacturing, the
lumber industry, and roadside attractions. Follow the story from A to Z —from Abbott to Zephyrhills — and discover how a whistle-stop dot on
the map grew into the charming “City of Pure Water,” whose name has
become synonymous with the country’s best spring water.
The book is generously illustrated with nearly a hundred photographs and other images.