Samuel Zemurray: A Life in Pictures


Samuel Zemurray
“Sam the Banana Man”
Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans, Louisiana

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The famous face of the United Fruit Company

In 1941, his admirable philanthropic sense prompted him to create Zamorano, an ambitious project dedicated to promoting the region’s development by means of technified agricultural education.

ImageA United Fruit Co. banana plantation in Costa Rica. Locals called U.F. “the Octopus” since it had tentacles everywhere.

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