163 years ago

1859 December 28 – In an effort to attract new businesses to Cedar Key, the Florida Railroad sent George W. Call, a land agent, to Cedar Key to conduct a railroad land sale. The Cedar Key Telegraph carried the following notice: On Saturday, the 4th day of February, 1860, I will offer at public auction at the Cedar Keys, numerous eligible lots, suitable for warehouses, stores, and dwellings, which will be offered on eligible terms to be made known on the day of the sale. The railroad is 25-miles from the Cedar Keys and the entire road will be open for business early in February.

122 years ago

1900 June 01 – The twelfth census of the United States was conducted by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Enumerators counted all the men women and children in Levy County and came up with a population figure of 8,603 persons.

93 years ago

1929 September 05 – A notice, which appeared in the Levy County Journal, announced that a State Teachers Examination would be held in Bronson on Sept. 19, 20 and 21, 1929. All teachers desiring to take the examination will please take notice and prepare themselves. Notice of intension to apply for a teacher’s certificate should be given to H.S. Priest, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Levy County, Florida.

– Levy County Historical Society, Inc.

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