Palma Sola

 

James Warner moved to Manatee County, Florida with his family in 1868 hoping to heal from an illness. Mr. Warner’s son,  Warburton founded a town naming it “Palma Sola”, promoting it as the youngest and largest town where liquor sales were prohibited. The name commemorates a single tall date palm tree on nearby Snead Island. Warners home still stands after the fire that destroyed the sawmill leading to the decline of the young town.

*This is the only known scrip from this towns short existence*

 

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188_ Unissued $2 Note (Only Currency Ever Seen from this early Florida settlement) 188_ Unissued $2 Note
(Only Currency Ever Seen from this early Florida settlement)

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