|Red Level, located on the west side of US Hwy 19 about seven miles north of Crystal River, is named for its level terrain and its red soil. The Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment takes place at Red Level at the Holcim Mine Property each year.|
Level is one may
say, a suburb of Crystal River. It is essentially a settlement
farmers. It is a fine grazing and farming country. The main up-to-date
farmers there, are; Mr. J. J. Priest, Mr. J. B. Winnand and Mr. W. B.
Edwards. These, as well as others of Red Level, have proven that a
Florida farm will ensure a luxurious living to anyone who brings to it
the pluck of good judgement necessary to make farming pay anywhere in
the United States.
Staple money crops at Red Level are melons, sweet potatoes and sugar cane, but other crops are raised successfully, also. Much attention is paid to the raising of good beef and pork.
The farmers turn their cane crops into sugar and syrup themselves and they have a reputation of making as good syrup as can be made in Florida.
The Red Level people are also progressive, especially in religious and educational matters, as is evidenced by their good school and church.