Henry Addison DeLand

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Henry Addison Deland (October 25, 1834 — March 13, 1908[1]) was a baking soda manufacturer from Fairport, New York. The Henry DeLand House he built there is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Later, he founded DeLand, Florida (which had been formerly called Persimmon Hollow for the Persimmon trees that were abundant in the area) and the DeLand academy which became Stetson University. He suffered a severe financial loss due to guaranteeing Orange crops for farmers who rented his land.


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