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Updated: 03/29/2014 08:00:01AM

The first ‘Miss Englewood’

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY DIANA HARRIS

Walter H. Green’s 21-passenger Studebaker bus, Miss Englewood” that brought prospective real estate buyers from Sarasota. Note one lady passenger has her little pet dog with her. The photo was probably taken in 1925 near Englewood’s public beach.

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The First World War was over. Economically speaking, times were good. Across the nation, real estate sales were high, but nothing was as hot as Florida property. The selling of Florida had started.

The early 1920s found Englewood with a population of about 100 people. A few of that hundred saw no reason for Englewood not to be included in the “Great Florida Land Boom” that was underway. 

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