2013-0926-PhosphateMine-1912

This postcard was mailed March 16th, 1912 from St. Cloud to a Mrs. George Burton of Boston, Massachusetts. The handwriting is so poor, that I can’t make out the message being sent. It’s being sent ‘with much love’ from someone whose name starts with ‘E’. Can’t make out the rest.

Phosphate mining was a common site to find in many parts of Florida. When phosphate was first discovered by Albertus Vogt in Dunnellon a Florida gold rush started and everything thing was being dug looking for it. As the land boom boomed, the hunt for phosphate slowed as For Sale signs were placed on land designated for phosphate mining.