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New Port Richey Adam J. Carozza

New Port Richey

Adam J. Carozza

Published July 4th 2004
ISBN : 9780738516486
Paperback
128 pages
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New Port Richey, Florida, like many cities between Jacksonville and Tampa, can thank Henry Plants 1885 railroad for its phenomenal growth. Thirty-five miles northwest of Tampa, in West Pasco County, New Port Richey eventually hosted its own railwayMoreNew Port Richey, Florida, like many cities between Jacksonville and Tampa, can thank Henry Plants 1885 railroad for its phenomenal growth. Thirty-five miles northwest of Tampa, in West Pasco County, New Port Richey eventually hosted its own railway connection right through downtown. City planners constructed the community in a grid, naming north-south streets after Presidents and east-west streets after states. The arrival of the U.S. Post Office in 1915 confirmed this citys importance and put New Port Richey on the map. Hotels, banks, and businesses sprang up in the downtown area to serve those who came in search of a better life. Fishing on the Pithlachascotee River and in the Gulf of Mexico attracted many visitors, as did the construction of golf courses. Businessmen then and now recognized that this area had that special something to catch the attention and the hearts of people from all states north of Florida.