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Bostrom's: 1890

Bostrom's: 1890

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1890. "Bostrom's on the Halifax near Ormond." A tourist boarding house built by the town's first settlers, the Bostrom brothers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.


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John Andrew Bostrom is considered Ormond’s first settler, having homesteaded land with his brother Charles on the east side of the Halifax River in the late 1860s. By 1869, Bostrom observed a steady stream of visitors. To remedy the lack of tourist accommodations in the area, the Bostrom brothers and their two sisters expanded their home to make it into a boarding house. By the1880s, their hospitality had become well-known. Their venture into tourism had become a success.


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