FLOR500, Garden 80 Andrew Simpson and Ezekiel Simpson, Businessmen (Andrew: 1794–1857 and Ezekiel: ca. 1803–1875) The Simpson brothers partnered with Joseph Forsyth to develop Arcadia Mill, the first waterpower-driven industrial complex in Florida. It contained a lumber mill, grist mill, and later, a textile mill. In 1845, the partners constructed a two-story brick textile mill. By 1853 the Arcadia mill was the largest and most successful textile factory in Florida. In 1855, the textile mill burned and Arcadia was abandoned.
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Andrew Simpson and Ezekiel Simpson, Businessmen

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Andrew Simpson and Ezekiel Simpson, Businessmen

(Andrew: 1794–1857 and Ezekiel: ca. 1803–1875)

The Simpson brothers partnered with Joseph Forsyth to develop Arcadia Mill, the first waterpower-driven industrial complex in Florida. It contained a lumber mill, grist mill, and later, a textile mill. In 1845, the partners constructed a two-story brick textile mill. By 1853 the Arcadia mill was the largest and most successful textile factory in Florida. In 1855, the textile mill burned and Arcadia was abandoned. 





 




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