Axel Hallstrom, Horticulturalist and Banker (1870–1966) An immigrant from Sweden, Hallstrom grew pineapples and established groves in south Indian River County. Although trained as a horticulturist, he later became a banker in the St. Lucie County Bank. This bank was the only bank between Miami and St. Augustine that remained open during the speculation period from 1922 to 1926. In 1961, he was awarded the Royal Order of Vasa by the King of Sweden for his service to the Swedish American Community. FLOR500, Garden 327
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Axel Hallstrom, Horticulturalist and Banker

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Axel Hallstrom, Horticulturalist and Banker

(1870–1966)

An immigrant from Sweden, Hallstrom grew pineapples and established groves in south Indian River County. Although trained as a horticulturist, he later became a banker in the St. Lucie County Bank. This bank was the only bank between Miami and St. Augustine that remained open during the speculation period from 1922 to 1926. In 1961, he was awarded the Royal Order of Vasa by the King of Sweden for his service to the Swedish American Community. 





 




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