Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "Z" is for Zephyrhills

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.


ellen b said...

Thanks for the map to show us Zephyrhills. I'm so visual. I wish every news story on tv showed us where the town they are speaking of is :0)

shutterhappyjenn said...

Very great post for this week's theme!

My Z picture is posted HERE.

Do drop by if you have time, I would appreciate it very much!

leslie said...

Oh, I'm feeling refreshed already, just watching you have a drink! lol

Gary said...

Crisp, clear, cool, refreshing and informative.

Great Z choice!

Bodge's Bulletin

babooshka said...

Well I wasn't expecting a mini history lesson too. Excellent choice.

Bear Naked said...

Everyone has managed to find something for their Z posts for ABC Wednesday.
Yours is unique.

Bear((( )))

Denise said...

Again we climb the ladder of challeng! Great stuff!