Excerpts from the historical marker in front of the Hallstrom House located along Old Dixie Highway in the southern part of Indian River County: “In the early 1900s, Swedish immigrant and horticulturalist Axel Hallstrom sought the warm climate of Florida for his wife’s health and moved to this area to grow tropical trees and fruits. He first planted pineapples….but gradually converted the plantation into a citrus grove. By 1918, Hallstrom had completed his brick house.” The marker goes on to […]
Times change and the main highway moves away taking the tourists with it, which seems to be the case with this abandoned juice and souvenir stand in central Florida. Note what appears to be an Osprey nest atop the pineapple juice sign sticking up from the Brazilian Pepper.