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Cummer Sons Cypress Company

Florida industrial

A plentiful supply of cypress and pine trees led to a profitable logging industry named The Cummer Sons Cypress Company (1922-1959), later known as the Cummer Company, in the town of Lacoochee, Florida. The people of the Green Swamp area were able to make a living from timber production. A railroad was built through the middle of the swamp to transport the timber to the mill in Lacoochee.