Tag: Ferris Groves

Doc Ferris – the flamboyant orange grower

Sharon Conrad and Lawrence Ferris in Florida

Florida, in the mid-1920s, was the land of opportunity. A fellow could get rich buying and selling land. That’s what drew Lawrence Grant Ferris to western Florida in 1925. He arrived in the nick of time, it seems, before he could invest in land and after the land boom went bust. He saw another opportunity, […]