The Great Depression
Fortunes were made and lost as the boom era was replaced by the Great Depression.
Following this collapse of the economy, times were difficult for the people of Groveland.
Citrus prices were at an all time low and many groves died as a result of lack of cultivation and fertilization.
Spanish moss was pulled from trees and sold to a drying plant in Groveland.
During the depression, everyone came to town on Saturday night to shop, visit and watch free movies that were shown on the side of the bank building.
In the days of community over government, J. Ray Arnold and his wife provided the meals and milk for the school children in need.
[Contributors: Jason Brown, Richard Helfst]