This is a short history of consolidation of the Florida and California citrus holdings and the rotten inside Washington, DC deals of the railroad men. The proposed route of the Florida High Speed Rail clearly shows who benefits- Old America, the Union Pacific, the heirs and assigns of the 37th Congress, big gas and oil, Walt Disney World, and Publix. Plus, the federal billions will pay off a century old mortgage debt of the Florida East Coast Ry.

Pictures are worth more than thousands of words, but I have something to add to the the history of Polk County, in the days before the Florida land boom. It is Minnie's kinship with R.L. Romy who wintered in Lakeland and was incorporated in Indiana and Florida. Lakeland is the official Publix headquarters, and as a review, remember that Publix wiped out most of Florida's chain groceries by George Jenkins simply mortgaging an orange grove he "picked up during the Depression."

(Indiana) THE INDIANA INVESTMENT COMPANY (R.L. Romy) : 190948-012 Creation : 2/27/1897 Inactive : 1/1/1970. The Indiana Investment Company was concerned with acquisition and leasing of industrial lands in Indiana and Florida. The Romys, Dislers, and Kryders were intermarried. R.L. Romy was a director of White National Bank as had been Thomas Hedekin, father of Bernard Hedekin of the Kryder Company Realtors. White Fruit House occupied the first floor of the Elektron Building (later Anthony Wayne Bank) before it became the Lincoln Life Building, then The Standard Building (now the Elektron Building, 215 E. Berry). Minnie, Frank and Frank Kryder owned and lived in several houses in R.L. Romy's Subdivision of Hanna's Park Outlots.

(Florida) THE INDIANA INVESTMENT COMPANY 121 SOUTH KENTUCKY AVENUE LAKELAND FL Document Number 800842 Filed 05/08/1916 State IN Status INACTIVE 04/13/1956 Agent RIDGELY, ROBERT N 121 S KENTUCKY AVE LAKELAND FL Officer/Director Detail ROMY, BERTHA 1506 FOREST PARK BLVD FT. WAYNE IN PD ROMY, R.L. 250 W WAYNE ST FT. WAYNE IN STD ROMY, MARGARET P. 1429 KENSINGTON BLVD FT. WAYNE IN D

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Of Oranges and Railroads
Of Oranges and Railroads
Of Oranges and Railroads
Of Oranges and Railroads
Of Oranges and Railroads
Of Oranges and Railroads

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