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Sims Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 28° 15.102 W 082° 43.257
17R E 331172 N 3126285
Quick Description: This large park, hosting the Chasco Fiesta today, is memorialized with a historic marker.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 2:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM8EKY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 21

Long Description:
Originally named Enchantment Park, it was renamed December 16, 1924, to honor George R Sims, early developer of New Port Richey and donor of the park and clubhouse. His wofe, Marjorie, was the first Chasco Fiesta queen. The Civic Club, organized in 1916, has occupied the clubhouse since 1924. The bandstand, built in 1925, has been the site of much entertainment and politicking. The two-room Seven Springs schoolhouse, moved in 1981 and renovated by the West Pasco Historical Society, houses a museum. The Hacienda Hotel, a 'boom time' establishment frequented by movie stars and celebrities in the early days, adjoins the park.
Marker Number: none

Date: 1980

County: Hernando

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Pasco Board of County Comissioners and Historical Preservation Committee

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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