Deleon Springs, Florida
by Mike Miller
Bob White Citrus Deleon Springs
Deleon Springs is a small town north of Deland on U.S.-17. It is the home of an old spa that was famous many years ago, and is now the site of Deleon Springs State park.
The large pond in the park is one of this part of Florida's favorite swimming spots.
This part of Florida was the center of the citrus industry at one time. Some bad freezes in the early 1980's and Brazilian competition put an end to most of the commercial groves.
DeLeon Springs is also home to many horse farms and horse training facilities
The photo is of the old abandoned Bob White citrus packing plant in the area. I took the shot in November 2009. I've heard rumors that most of the old plant has burned down since then.