Sing a song of Lanark

A flyer advertising an early excursion to Lanark On The Gulf.

A flyer advertising an early excursion to Lanark On The Gulf.

Florida memory Project
Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM.

Much of the information in this article is taken from “ The 45th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet” compiled by Kathryn Kemp and edited by Ken Mansuy.

Most places happen by chance. Lanark Village was chosen.

Before personal cars became commonplace, members of the middle class, who could afford to travel for pleasure, frequently did so by train.

Even if father remained in the city to work, families frequently spent a month or more in the country where children could enjoy exercise and fresh air. Families traveling to resorts also took along nannies and other servants.

During the 1890s, Tallahassee grew rapidly.

As the town became prosperous, Panacea and St. Teresa grew into popular resorts for the city dwellers, but both were difficult to reach, requiring a train trip followed by overland travel. Also, because of their remoteness, there were no stores and vacationers had to bring their own supplies.

In September 1893, the Scottish Land and Improvement Company was organized in New Jersey. William Clark, of Lanarkshire, Scotland, was president of the firm, whose business was buying, selling and developing land in North America.

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