This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H and Boy Scouts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
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