Some may know it from trips to the Orlando, Florida area.
Sanford is the southern terminus of the Auto Train, the vehicle carrying train that is my ode of transportation every few years when my spouse and I travel from our home in upstate New York to Florida.
At one time, much of the celery grown in the United States came from the Sanford area.
Most of the buildings downtown date from the 1920's.
|Info on a downtown building|
Sadly, Sanford also has quite a history of racism directed at African-Americans. Even today, if you ask an American what they associate with Sanford, they may very well answer "the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012". Unfortunately, this was far from the first racist incident in Sanford's history. Even Jackie Robinson felt the sting of Sanford's racism.
Still, Sanford also offers people waiting for the Auto Train a free trolley that takes them from the train station to downtown - a downtown that becomes more and more attractive with each passing year.
|Snow, April 19,near Johnson City, New York|
Tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day - join me then - this snow photo will give you a hint of my theme tomorrow as I take a day off from Blogging from A to Z.
Day 21 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost and "S" day on the Blogging from #AtoZChallenge. My theme: "Florida Outside the Theme Parks".