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Rosewood was settled in 1845, nine miles (14&nbsp;km) east of [[Cedar Key, Florida|Cedar Key]], near the [[Gulf of Mexico]]. Local industry centered around timber; the name Rosewood refers to the reddish color of cut [[Eastern Red Cedar|cedar]] wood. Two pencil mills were nearby in Cedar Key; several [[turpentine]] mills and a sawmill three miles (4.8&nbsp;km) away in [[Sumner, Florida|Sumner]] helped support local residents, as did farming of citrus and cotton. The hamlet grew enough to warrant the construction of a post office and train depot on the [[Florida Railroad]] in 1870, but it was never incorporated as a town.<ref name="historian"/>
 
Rosewood was settled in 1845, nine miles (14&nbsp;km) east of [[Cedar Key, Florida|Cedar Key]], near the [[Gulf of Mexico]]. Local industry centered around timber; the name Rosewood refers to the reddish color of cut [[Eastern Red Cedar|cedar]] wood. Two pencil mills were nearby in Cedar Key; several [[turpentine]] mills and a sawmill three miles (4.8&nbsp;km) away in [[Sumner, Florida|Sumner]] helped support local residents, as did farming of citrus and cotton. The hamlet grew enough to warrant the construction of a post office and train depot on the [[Florida Railroad]] in 1870, but it was never incorporated as a town.<ref name="historian"/>
   
Initially, Rosewood had both black and white settlers. When most of the cedar trees in the area had been cut by 1890, the pencil mills closed, and many white residents moved to Sumner. By 1900, the population in Rosewood had become predominantly black. The village of Sumner was predominantly white, and relations between the two communities were relatively amicable.<ref name="colburn">Colburn, David R. (Fall 1997) "Rosewood and America in the Early Twentieth Century", ''The Florida Historical Quarterly'', '''76''' (2), pp. 175–192.</ref> Two black families in Rosewood named Goins and Carrier were the most powerful. The Goins family brought the turpentine industry to the area, and in the years preceding the attacks were the second largest landowners in Levy County.<ref>[[#Appendices|Jones, ''et al.'' "Appendices"]], p. 135.</ref> To avoid lawsuits from white competitors, the Goins brothers moved to [[Gainesville, Florida|Gainesville]], and the population of Rosewood decreased slightly.<ref name="historian"/> The Carriers were also a large family, responsible for logging in the region. By the 1920s, almost everyone in the close-knit community was distantly related to each other.<ref>[[#Appendices|Jones, ''et al.'' "Appendices"]], p. 163.</ref> The population of Rosewood peaked in 1915 at 355 people. Although residents of Rosewood probably did not vote because voter registration requirements in Florida had effectively [[Disfranchisement after Reconstruction era (United States)|disfranchised]] blacks since the start of the 20th century, both Sumner and Rosewood were part of a single voting precinct counted by the [[U.S. Census]]. In 1920, the combined population of both towns was 344 blacks and 294 whites.<ref>[[#Incident at Rosewood|Jones ''et al.'']], p. 20.</ref>
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Initially, dead ass Rosewood had both black and white settlers. When most of the damn cedar trees in the area had been cut by 1890, the pencil mills closed, and many white resident fuckers moved to Sumner. By 1900, the population in Rosewood had become predominantly black. The village of Sumner was predominantly white, and relations between the two communities were relatively amicable.<ref name="colburn">Colburn, David R. (Fall 1997) "Rosewood and America in the Early Twentieth Century", ''The Florida Historical Quarterly'', '''76''' (2), pp. 175–192.</ref> Two black families in Rosewood named Goins and Carrier were the most powerful. The Goins family brought the turpentine industry to the area, and in the years preceding the attacks were the second largest landowners in Levy County.<ref>[[#Appendices|Jones, ''et al.'' "Appendices"]], p. 135.</ref> To avoid lawsuits from white competitors, the Goins brothers moved to [[Gainesville, Florida|Gainesville]], and the population of Rosewood decreased slightly.<ref name="historian"/> The Carriers were also a large family, responsible for logging in the region. By the 1920s, almost everyone in the close-knit community was distantly related to each other.<ref>[[#Appendices|Jones, ''et al.'' "Appendices"]], p. 163.</ref> The population of Rosewood peaked in 1915 at 355 people. Although residents of Rosewood probably did not vote because voter registration requirements in Florida had effectively [[Disfranchisement after Reconstruction era (United States)|disfranchised]] blacks since the start of the 20th century, both Sumner and Rosewood were part of a single voting precinct counted by the [[U.S. Census]]. In 1920, the combined population of both towns was 344 blacks and 294 whites.<ref>[[#Incident at Rosewood|Jones ''et al.'']], p. 20.</ref>
   
 
As was common in the late 19th century South, Florida had imposed legal [[racial segregation]] under [[Jim Crow laws]], requiring separate black and white public facilities and transportation.<ref>Pildes, Richard H. "Democracy, Anti-Democracy, and the Canon", ''Constitutional Commentary'' (2000), '''17''', p 12–13.</ref> Blacks and whites created their own community centers: in 1920, the residents of Rosewood were mostly self-sufficient. They had three churches, a school, a large [[Freemasonry|Masonic Hall]], a turpentine mill, a [[sugarcane]] mill, a baseball team named the Rosewood Stars, and two general stores, one of which was white-owned. The village had about a dozen two-story wooden plank homes, other small two-room houses, and several small unoccupied plank farm and storage structures.<ref name="historian"/> Some families owned pianos, organs, and other symbols of middle-class prosperity. Survivors of Rosewood remember it as a happy place. In 1995, survivor Robie Mortin recalled at age 79, "Rosewood was a town where everyone's house was painted. There were roses everywhere you walked. Lovely."<ref name="people">Jerome, Richard (January 16, 1995). "A Measure of Justice", ''People'', '''43''' (2), pp. 46–49</ref>
 
As was common in the late 19th century South, Florida had imposed legal [[racial segregation]] under [[Jim Crow laws]], requiring separate black and white public facilities and transportation.<ref>Pildes, Richard H. "Democracy, Anti-Democracy, and the Canon", ''Constitutional Commentary'' (2000), '''17''', p 12–13.</ref> Blacks and whites created their own community centers: in 1920, the residents of Rosewood were mostly self-sufficient. They had three churches, a school, a large [[Freemasonry|Masonic Hall]], a turpentine mill, a [[sugarcane]] mill, a baseball team named the Rosewood Stars, and two general stores, one of which was white-owned. The village had about a dozen two-story wooden plank homes, other small two-room houses, and several small unoccupied plank farm and storage structures.<ref name="historian"/> Some families owned pianos, organs, and other symbols of middle-class prosperity. Survivors of Rosewood remember it as a happy place. In 1995, survivor Robie Mortin recalled at age 79, "Rosewood was a town where everyone's house was painted. There were roses everywhere you walked. Lovely."<ref name="people">Jerome, Richard (January 16, 1995). "A Measure of Justice", ''People'', '''43''' (2), pp. 46–49</ref>
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