Download PDF by John Viele: A History of the Pioneers: The Florida Keys Volume 1

By John Viele

this day, at the Keys among Key West and the mainland, a few 40,000 citizens and hundreds of thousands of holiday makers fish, swim, sail, and dive within the crystal transparent waters off a tropical reef; sit back within the solar and cooling exchange wind breezes; and sleep within the air-conditioned convenience in their houses and lodge rooms. On those similar islands, as brief a time as eighty years in the past, fewer than three hundred population attempted to eke out a residing with out good thing about electrical energy, working water, radios, or phones.

Tormented via clouds of voracious mosquitoes and no-see-ums, broiled by way of the tropical solar, they lived in thatched-roof houses on a regular basis flattened by way of typhoon winds. Weeks may pass through prior to a few passing sailboat introduced them information of the surface global or their kin.

The tales of those hardy pioneers and their predecessors, way back to the local american citizens who lived at the Keys no less than 1,000 years in the past, are advised, many for the 1st time, during this publication. As vividly portrayed as though they have been characters in a unique, those true-life population of the Florida Keys will catch your admiration as you proportion within the goals and realities in their day-by-day lives.

contains Don Diego, a Spanish-speaking local who led in shipwreck plundering within the early 18th century; Jacob Housman, an unscrupulous wrecking captain who gathered a fortune and misplaced it while Indians burned his city to the floor; Dr. Perrine, a scientist who was once killed via Indians; the African american citizens who made charcoal for the stoves of Key West; the indomitable Lily Bow, who eked out a residing on distant Cudjoe Key.

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