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The street scene is Downtown Bartow, looking east on Main Street at the intersection of Central Avenue, l886. The building on the corner at extreme left housed the Lang Brothers Dry Goods Store on the first floor.  Ten years later, in l896, this same building housed the original W. M. Burdine and Son store, forerunner of Burdines department stores.

Many Okeechobee pioneer families first stopped in the Bartow area before moving on to what is now Okeechobee County

Photo Courtesy of  Kyle VanLandingham