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Updated: 05/07/2014 08:00:03AM

A ‘family’ reunion

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Brewster residents who are older than 90 were recognized Saturday at the reunion at the Bartow Civic Center. They were, front row, from left Lurie Albritton, 93, Jeanette Albritton 97, Freddie WRight, 93, Mary Allen Watson Wood, 93, Harriet Peace Gaibraith, 93, and Adrian Galbraith, 93.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Marvin Driggers (standing) talks with Cecil Layton Saturday during the Brewster reunion at the Bartow Civic Center.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Matthew Harper looks at one of the ables of memories from Brewster. The tables were full of pictures and stories about the now-defunct town.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Janie Driggers looks at a display set up at the Bartow Civic Center Saturday during the Brewster reunion.

By JEFF ROSLOW

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More than 200 people gathered Saturday at the Bartow Civic Center recalling their time in Brewster, enjoying each other and munching out at the 44th Annual Brewster Reunion.

Populated by about 1,200-1,500 people, the town was made up of employees of American Cynamid and broke up in 1960. Most people moved to areas like Fort Meade, Lakeland, Mulberry and Bartow. Started by Amalgamated Phosphate in 1911, American Cynamid bought the company in 1916. Both owned the land until American Cynamid bought it out in 1938.

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