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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol
Presented by Nancy Rayburn
III, page 288, 1923.
ARNDT, EDWARD is one of the prominent men in the citrus fruit industry of Florida. Long
experience as a planter and grove operator has brought him this distinction, and for a number
of years he has also been identified with the marketing of the citrus products and is
manager of one of the important packing houses of the state, located at Fort Myers.
Mr. ARNDT was born at Saginaw, Michigan, July 18, 1868. He was reared in Michigan, attended
the grade and high schools of the state, and, beginning at the age of twenty-two, he was
employed eleven years in a hardware house of Saginaw. With this business experience and a
modest capital he came to Florida, purchasing land at Buckingham, near Fort Myers, and
making his first planting of citrus trees. He still owns thirty-nine acres, and has thirty
acres in possible groves. When the Stripes Packing House was established at Fort Myers in
1914 Mr. ARNDT was selected to manage the business, and he is busy in that work every day
of the packing and shipping season. The sales manager of the packing house is HUGH McDONALD.
Mr. And Mrs. ARNDT have one son, ROLAND, who assists his father in the packing house.
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