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Cows being fed at Shadowlawn Farms in Penney Farms.
Shelf number: 32693.
James Cash Penney (1876-1971), philanthropist and founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores, purchased 120,000 acres in Clay County and invited farmers to claim 40-acre tracts by clearing the land, building houses, growing crops and raising livestock. In 1922 Penney and associates formed the Florida Farms and Industries Company that planned, plated and registered 10,000 acres as Long Branch City. In 1927 the Florida State Legislature chartered the city as the Town of Penney Farms (later in 1937 the town limits would be reduced to 1,500 acres). In 1929 due to the Great Depression Mr. Penney had to sell his holdings except 200 acres, which he deeded to the Memorial Home Community, and turned over its operation to the Christian Herald Foundation. In 1971 it became the self-sustaining Penney Retirement Community, Inc., and in 1999 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Subject - Corporate
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Cows being fed at Shadowlawn Farms in Penney Farms. 1949. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/294997>, accessed 14 August 2022.
Cows being fed at Shadowlawn Farms in Penney Farms. 1949. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/294997>