Moonshine, Turpentine and Timber

The theme of this year’s 108th Founder’s Day in Zephyrhills is “Timber, Turpentine and Moonshine.” The trio of products played an important role during Zephyrhills’ early days. Vast pine and cypress were abundant throughout the area and provided raw materials for building. Besides timber, they provided turpentine and related products. Greer’s Lumber Mill, operated by Jim Greer, was … [Read more...]

Cutting a path toward development

At 128 feet tall and 26 feet around, a bald cypress tree in Pasco County is the eighth tallest of its kind in Florida. And, it will always be protected in the Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve, 1 mile east of the Suncoast Parkway. The land was purchased from the proceeds of the Penny for Pasco 1-cent sales tax approved by Pasco County voters. That is good news for future … [Read more...]