The 12 Hours of Sebring held in March of each year at the Sebring Regional Airport (sebringairport.com). The airport is located east of the city. This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005. For more pictures goto sebringraces.com.
The Range is home to the Avon Park Air Force Auxiliary Field. The airport was originally a civil airport which was taken over during WW II by the government as a training base.
The main runway is 8,000 feet long with an operational control tower and hangar facilities.
Avon Park Air Force Range is 106,000 acres with about eighty percent of this land is open to the public for recreation and hunting.
The Range is located east of downtown Avon Park Florida.
Frostproof was established in 1850 and like many central Florida towns at the time, was constructed as a fort. The fort (Fort Clinch) settlement was abandoned only months later. During the 1880s Frostproof the first permanent settlers, mostly as homesteaders, were moving in for the abundant hunting; consisting mostly of deer and turkey. Fishing in the many lakes was also a drawing card.
Some folks say the name “Frostproof” (was originally named Keystone City) was used as a marketing ploy to convince people to buy land and settle here because the town would never “frost” and was a great place for farming and citrus crops. Of course shortly after naming the town a frost killed most of the citrus in Frostproof.
Frostproof is a very charming place to live.
Downtown Frostproof is a great little place for dining, shopping and more. Come to DowntownFrostproof.com.
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