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Ruskin Vegetable Cooperative US 541

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This aerial photo is of the Ruskin Vegetable Cooperative on US541 (now us 41) looking east. On the extreme left is the small white structure that housed the cooperative headquarters. That building survives intact in 2022, and is now the retail facility *MUV" for the marijuana grow facility which replaced the structure in the photo around 2019. The photo looks to be c 1940 based on the vehicles in the photo. This area would have been known as North Ruskin (at least that was the name of the small train station that served the cooperatives, likely just to the left of the administrative building, but out of the picture. Today, across from the administrative building would be the entrance to Flamingo Road, which was built in the late 1950s as part of the new Apollo Beach construction. Note the vintage plan in the foreground which was likely used for crop dusting. Also interesting is the completely barren land east of the facility, which today is being developed as part of the massive Waterset Community.
Title: Ruskin Vegetable Cooperative US 541.
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Type of Resource: still image
Summary: This aerial photo is of the Ruskin Vegetable Cooperative on US541 (now us 41) looking east. On the extreme left is the small white structure that housed the cooperative headquarters. That building survives intact in 2022, and is now the retail facility *MUV" for the marijuana grow facility which replaced the structure in the photo around 2019. The photo looks to be c 1940 based on the vehicles in the photo. This area would have been known as North Ruskin (at least that was the name of the small train station that served the cooperatives, likely just to the left of the administrative building, but out of the picture. Today, across from the administrative building would be the entrance to Flamingo Road, which was built in the late 1950s as part of the new Apollo Beach construction. Note the vintage plan in the foreground which was likely used for crop dusting. Also interesting is the completely barren land east of the facility, which today is being developed as part of the massive Waterset Community.
Identifier: HCC0101AB018 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/hccfl/fd/HCC0101AB018
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Host Institution: HCCFL