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

By John Viele

at the present time, at the Keys among Key West and the mainland, a few 40,000 citizens and hundreds of thousands of tourists fish, swim, sail, and dive within the crystal transparent waters off a tropical reef; sit back within the sunlight 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 through the tropical solar, they lived in thatched-roof houses frequently flattened through storm winds. Weeks might pass by means of prior to a few passing sailboat introduced them information of the skin global or their relations.

The tales of those hardy pioneers and their predecessors, way back to the local americans who lived at the Keys at the least 1,000 years in the past, are advised, many for the 1st time, during this booklet. As vividly portrayed as though they have been characters in a singular, those true-life population of the Florida Keys will catch your admiration as you percentage within the desires 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 used to be killed by way of Indians; the African americans 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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