Farming was a way of life for Manatee’s earliest settlers. The Manatee River was the only connection that local fruit and vegetable growers had to markets as near as Tampa and as distant as Chicago. Later, the railroad bridge, still in use, expanded the connections to those markets.
Artist: Don Brandes, 2012
Location: Riverwalk – 452 3rd Avenue West
Sponsored by: Tropicana Manufacturing Co.