The Florida Keys: A History of the Pioneers (Florida's History Through Its Places)

The Florida Keys A History of the Pioneers Florida s History Through Its Places Well researched fascinating accounts of Florida Keys life of the past two centuries As recently as years ago fewer than Keys inhabitants tried to eke out a living without electricity running

  • Title: The Florida Keys: A History of the Pioneers (Florida's History Through Its Places)
  • Author: John Viele
  • ISBN: 9781561641017
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Well researched, fascinating accounts of Florida Keys life of the past two centuries As recently as 80 years ago, fewer than 300 Keys inhabitants tried to eke out a living without electricity, running water, radios, or telephones Accounts taken from old newspapers, letters, diarles, and government records, as well as interviews with old time Keys natives Keys pioneers Well researched, fascinating accounts of Florida Keys life of the past two centuries As recently as 80 years ago, fewer than 300 Keys inhabitants tried to eke out a living without electricity, running water, radios, or telephones Accounts taken from old newspapers, letters, diarles, and government records, as well as interviews with old time Keys natives Keys pioneers occupations included salvaging wrecks, growing sponges, planting pineapples, making charcoal, and skinning sharks

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    1. I enjoy reading local history while visiting the place and picked up this hard copy at the Key Deer Sanctuary Headquarters on Big Pine Key. This was an easy, delightful read that educated me, had me searching for more info on each topic and wanting more. It has influenced my trip here and made we realize and appreciate the temporary and transient nature of the Keys. I loved it. Thanks John Viele.

    2. This is one of my textbooks for the semester. It was interesting reading on the history of the Florida Keys. If you are a history buff, this is for you. It has first hand account of stories of people who live there after the devastating hurricane of 1935.

    3. Very enjoyable read! Really recommend to any Florida history buffs. Invaluable regional insights; now I want to visit all the Keys!

    4. Clear, concise, wonderfully readable history of settlements in the Florida Keys. It specifically did not cover Key West except for mentions of when people on the other Keys trade or went there.

    5. A quick, enjoyable read. Interesting facts and stories about the Keys and the determined folks who attempted to eke out a living on these tiny islands.

    6. Really glad to read this fascinating tapestry of so many determined but tragic men and women of The Keys.

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