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Wild Palms: 1897

Wild Palms: 1897

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "In the Ormond hammock." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Another meaning

If you were to ask me to define "hammock" it would not be:

"a fertile area in the southern US (esp. Florida) characterized by hardwood vegetation and fertile soil" -- per Webster's Dictionary (1965)

But isn't that what Shorpy's brings to our table -- history and English!

Prime-ordial Real Estate

I've read about the preservation of hardwood hammocks in Florida, and wonder if, given the density of development in coastal areas, whether Ormond Hammock still exists in some form. Floridians, please chime in.

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