CitrusLAND of ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
"Having lived in the Altamonte Springs area since 1977, I have been swimming in, paddled down and camped in areas described in Cronin's book. I drive by locations, shop at the Altamonte Mall and eat at restaurants located on property described in this book and never had an idea of the history of the area."
"A very well researched history of a little understood town in Central Florida."
ALTAMONT evolved into ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
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73 families lived in Town of Altamonte Springs in 1930. Fifty years earlier, the town of SNOWVILLE was founded at the very site patrons of ALTAMONTE Mall now park. During the course of 50 years, Altamonte Springs had grown by only 72 families!
Central Florida brought Union and Confederates together as neighbors, playing a vital role in healing a war-torn nation. Retired warriors settled at Central Florida, became civic leaders, business partners, and eventually friends. Snow – Sussy stories can be found throughout Central Florida, and yet nowhere was the areas historic contribution more prevalent than in the highlands of Orange County – modern day Seminole County.