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February 26, 2015

CitrusHeaters60s

 

Veteran Florida citrus growers remember these grove heaters well. Grove owners and workers spent a lot of time placing heaters among the trees in the fall and collecting them, generally after March 1, when the danger of further cold was diminished. This photo was taken in 1964. Towering gasoline-powered wind machines were also used for cold protection. The heaters and wind machines were in general use through the 1980s.

 

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