A History of the Lands Composing the Avon Park Bombing Range

Author(s): Park T. DeVane

Year: 1983


Giving an intimate history of the lands composing the Avon Park Bombing Range, this report is the result of the Avon Park Air Force Range participating in a program to identify and protect historic sites on government lands, particularly those located on their Air Force Range. Although the activities in the area may not have been significant within the definition of federal and state laws, installation personnel felt that sites of local interest should be identified and described. Without this knowledge, development of the installation could inadvertently and unnecessarily destroy the sites of old homesteads and other activities.

This report is based predominantly on unpublished sources: personal interviews, original documents, and the personal knowledge of the investigator. This approach is most appropriate in this instance because there is little formal documentation of the history of the region. Much more information exists in the memory and uncatalogued papers of local residents whose relatives actually lived there.

Cite this Record

A History of the Lands Composing the Avon Park Bombing Range. Park T. DeVane. 1983 ( tDAR id: 391298) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R21293

Spatial Coverage

min long: -81.942; min lat: 27.291 ; max long: -81.016; max lat: 27.899 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

Contributor(s): Roy L. Barker

Principal Investigator(s): Park T. DeVane

Sponsor(s): Avon Park Air Force Range

Record Identifiers

Avon Park Air Force Range Report No.(s): AP0001

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