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History

Publisher:  ECity Publishing Type: 
Pages: 

80

Copyright:  2005 ISBN-13:  9780971600639
Non-Fiction

Brief history of this "Olde Florida" town in the Everglades.


Why was Everglades City, an outpost of Florida’s “last frontier”, so elegantly designed?
 

 
 

Why was it called the “Tamiami Trail”?
 

 
 

What made the Ten-Thousand Islands so attractive to pirates and bootleggers?
 

 
 

This brief history gives some answers … and, hopefully, helps the reader appreciate the area’s rural surroundings. It tells the story from early settlements after the Civil War, through expansion in the Florida Land Boom, to the present.
 

 
 

The author describes the struggles of pioneers, Collier’s building of Everglades City and the Tamiami Trail in the 1920’s, the growth of Chokoloskee, and the farming and logging industries in the outlying towns of Ochopee, Copeland, and Jerome.
 


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When I first visited Everglades City in 1990, I was fascinated with the precise town planning and relics of what little I could glean of its history. After I moved here in the winter of 2000, I read everything about the area that I could find in the local library and museum. It seemed there was a need for a small, brief history for visitors and newcomers; something that would quell the curiosity I originally had; more than a guide book but not a scholastic tome.

In this second edition, I resisted the temptation to create a “not so brief” history so I have only made necessary corrections and added some pictures.




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