FLOR500, Garden 32 Joseph Forsyth, Businessman (1802–1855) Joseph Forsyth established Arcadia as an ironstone quarry, selling the rock for use in Pensacola’s wharfs. After Forsyth formed a partnership with Ezekiel Simpson, Arcadia became the site of a very successful lumber mill which later moved to Bagdad, and a cotton textile mill. By 1853, the textile mill had become the largest producer of cotton cloth in the state.
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Joseph Forsyth, Businessman

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Joseph Forsyth, Businessman

(1802–1855)

Joseph Forsyth established Arcadia as an ironstone quarry, selling the rock for use in Pensacola’s wharfs. After Forsyth formed a partnership with Ezekiel Simpson, Arcadia became the site of a very successful lumber mill which later moved to Bagdad, and a cotton textile mill. By 1853, the textile mill had become the largest producer of cotton cloth in the state. 





 




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