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Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby

Welcome to Everglades City, a destination gateway for outdoor enthusiasts and a close-knit community with only one school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung presents an eclectic history of the best parts of Collier County, from Barron Gift Collier's vision for a company town to the hurricanes and fires that forever changed the landscape of the Last Frontier. Quirky and entertaining anecdotes describe the challenging creation of the Tamiami Trail, trading with Indians on Chokoloskee Island, illegal plume hunting and, of course, marijuana smuggling. Deep in the swamps, mangroves and sawgrass, readers will also find bits of the past in the former boomtowns of Copeland, Jerome, Lee-Cypress and Ochopee.

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Books are available for purchase at several locations throughout Collier, Lee and Monroe Counties, including the following:

    Collier County

    Smallwood Trading Post & Museum
    360 Mamie Street ~ Chokoloskee, Florida 34138
    Phone (239) 695-2989

    Everglades City:

    Everglades Welcome Center
    corner of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and SR 29 at Carnestown
    Phone: (239) 695-3941

    Ivey House Bed & Breakfast Inn
    107 Camellia Street - Everglades City, FL 34139
    Phone: (239) 695-3299

    Museum of the Everglades
    105 West Broadway
    Phone: (239) 695-0008

    Oyster House Restaurant
    901 Copeland Avenue South - Everglades City, FL 34139
    - across from the Western Hemisphere entry of the Everglades National Park.
    Phone: (239) 695-2073

    Right Choice Super Market
    102 South Buckner Avenue
    Phone: (239) 695-4535

    Win-Car, Inc. Hardware
    209 North Collier Avenue - Everglades City, FL 34139
    Phone: (239) 695-3201

    Marco Island:
    Sunshine Booksellers (on Marco Island) with two locations:
    677 South Collier Boulevard
    Phone: (239) 393-0353
    1000 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 14
    Phone: (239) 394-5343

    Collier County Museum
    3301 East Tamiami Trail - government center ~ Naples, Florida 34112
    Phone: 239-252-8476

    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary & Blair Audubon Center

    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    300 Tower Road ~ Naples, FL 34113
    Phone: (239) 417-6310

    The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

    The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

    The von Liebig Art Center on Park Street

    Wynn's Market
    141 Tamiami Trail North ~ Naples, Florida 34102
    Phone: 239-261-7157

    Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
    33000 Tamiami Trail East ~ Ochopee, Florida 34141
    Phone: 239-695-4758

    Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery
    52388 Tamiami Trail ~ Ochopee, FL 34141
    Phone: (239) 695-2428

    Oasis Visitor Center
    52105 Tamiami Trail East ~ Ochopee, Florida 34141
    Phone: 239-695-1201

    Lee County

    Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs
    26100 Old 41 Road ~ Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

    Phone: 239-495-8989

    Monroe County

    Everglades National Park (Monroe County)
    40001 State Road 9336 ~ Homestead, Florida 33034

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