Another limited letter for most of us this week with Z, but we make do... how about a nice bottle of Zephyrhills spring water from my own home state of Florida?
(Photo graciously taken by my lovely wife, who has her own blog here. Shameless plug)
Per the Zephyrhills website "About Us" section:
"The history of Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water begins with a small town that earned the name “City of Pure Water.” This town is located among the scenic rolling hills, citrus groves and lakes of central Florida. The town was called Abbott Station and has a history dating to the Civil War. Paying $3 an acre, Simon J. Temple purchased the first section of land. In 1909, Captain H.B. Jeffries, a Civil War veteran, chose the sight for a war veterans' colony because of the abundance of good water. While showing the town to prospective residents, Jeffries overheard one of the guest's remark how zephyr-like breezes caressed the beautiful hills. The melodic name suits this ideal setting and gave the captain an idea. So, on March 10, 1910, Abbott Station officially became Zephyrhills.
In the same spirit, we named our water Zephyrhills because, to us, it's more than a name, it's a celebration of what's most natural about Florida. We believe Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water is the best that Florida has to offer: great-tasting water from natural springs in Florida. While Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water still comes from the Zephyrhills area, we have also selected additional spring water sources in Florida that will continue to deliver the clean and refreshing taste of Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Spring Water for many years to come."
And just for a little geographical reference, the town of Zephyrhills, Florida is here:
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So grab a nice, cool bottle and head over to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place to drink in all of the other ABC Wednesday posts.