Local history from Calusa indians to State Park
FISHERMEN & FARMERS
LOGGERS & LOCOMOTIVES
GLADESMEN & GHOST ORCHIDS
DEVELOPERS & CONSERVATIONISTS
This little book covers all the history from ancient to modern times including pioneers on the islands, logging cypress in the strand, the disaster of nearby development, and the fight to save the rare ecology as a state park. There are memories from locals, historical photos, and a huge list of references plus a handy time-line.