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Roosevelt River Map (Bullfrog Creek)

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Summary:
One of the more interesting facts to come out of the development of Gardenville Resort area in 1910 (which preceded the founding of Gibsonton, south by more than a decade) was that the developer W. D. Davis of Tampa renamed Bullfrog Creek to the Roosevelt River. While the renaming was not official (and didn't stick), it was a marketing ploy to play on the popularity of former President Teddy Roosevelt to garner interest in his new community of Gardenville. Note the platting of lots on both side of Roosevelt River which was done to sell lots to fund the resort area planned for the beach area between the Roosevelt River and the Alafia River. The community didn't prosper long and was ultimately merged into Gibsonton
Title: Roosevelt River Map (Bullfrog Creek).
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Summary: One of the more interesting facts to come out of the development of Gardenville Resort area in 1910 (which preceded the founding of Gibsonton, south by more than a decade) was that the developer W. D. Davis of Tampa renamed Bullfrog Creek to the Roosevelt River. While the renaming was not official (and didn't stick), it was a marketing ploy to play on the popularity of former President Teddy Roosevelt to garner interest in his new community of Gardenville. Note the platting of lots on both side of Roosevelt River which was done to sell lots to fund the resort area planned for the beach area between the Roosevelt River and the Alafia River. The community didn't prosper long and was ultimately merged into Gibsonton
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