John Viele's A History of the Pioneers: The Florida Keys Volume 1 PDF

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 by means of the tropical solar, they lived in thatched-roof houses usually flattened by way of typhoon winds. Weeks could move by means of sooner than a few passing sailboat introduced them information of the surface international or their family members.

The tales of those hardy pioneers and their predecessors, way back to the local american citizens who lived at the Keys a minimum of 1,000 years in the past, are informed, many for the 1st time, during this ebook. As vividly portrayed as though they have been characters in a singular, those true-life population of the Florida Keys will seize 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 accrued a fortune and misplaced it whilst Indians burned his city to the floor; Dr. Perrine, a scientist who was once killed by way of 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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