a Pineapple Plantation
Things to do! You will not run out of things to do here in Jensen Beach and in Martin County, FL. Below is some great local information on the hot spots and things to do in JB.
The history of Jensen Beach in the 19th century revolved around pineapple farming. John Laurence Jensen, an immigrant from Denmark, arrived in 1881, and set up his pineapple plantation, which became the town of Jensen.
By 1894, the Florida East Coast Railway (Henry Flagler) reached Jensen Beach, and freight shipments were loaded directly onto the freight cars.
By 1895, Jensen was called the "Pineapple Capital of the World," shipping over one million boxes of pineapples each year during the June and July season To help handle the increased pineapple production, a pineapple factory was built.
A hard freeze in 1895 devastated most of the small pineapple plantations. Two fires, in 1908 and 1910, destroyed most of Jensen Beach and its remaining pineapple farms. The industry finally collapsed in 1920 due to a wide variety of financial and agriculture problems. Growers decided to turn their efforts in another direction: raising citrus. The pineapple has become a symbol of Jensen Beach. The fruit legacy is celebrated annually during the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival.
Pineapple Festival is held November 16-18 of 2018.
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