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Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company

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Location: S Range St north of W. Brooklyn Ave.
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 27.608    W 083° 24.807
  30.46013333    -83.41345
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM4MJ5


Across Range Street, this unit was used in cotton and peanut processing until 1919 and later carried to Taylor County for use in the lumber industry. With a 5-foot Piston Stroke and a 16-foot Drive Wheel, this 500 HP Engine pulled 65 gins in the World´s Largest Sea Island Cotton Processing Plant. It was given to the Society by Earl Lee Loughridge and installed by Jesse Hughey and Paul McClune.

Erected by the Madison County Historical Society Clare Gint Copeland, President Ruth Scruggs Reams, Vice President Edwin B. Browning, Sr., Monuments Chairman Society Emblem by George Adams Dietrich Sponsored by: Madison County Historical Society 1975


City: Madison, FL