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INDIAN KEY - PowerPoint presentation by the late Irving R Eyster will be shown
July 27 2015 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
Indian Key, though a small island, has a rich and exciting history inclusive of Indians, Spanish Conquistadors, pirates, wreckers, politicians, ship builders, and the U.S. Navy. Indian Key gained prominence as a wrecking village from which ships sailed to salvage the many shipwrecks on the treacherous reef just off shore. This was the domain of Jacob Housman, who was known as the most notorious wrecker in Florida. This island paradise was also the locale of the first resort in South Florida. Once ashore, one could find a hotel, bowling alley, bar, general store, post office, blacksmith and carpentry shop, as well as warehouses for salvaged goods. The island transformed into the busiest port between St. Augustine and Key West. Indian Key became the first County Seat of Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) before Miami existed, and it remained a major part of South Florida history, extending beyond the Indian Key Massacre and the burning of the village. Indian Key, located oceanside of the Overseas Highway at Mile Marker 78 in the Florida Keys, still has many stories to tell through the remains of structures which were part of this once thriving island community.

INDIAN KEY - JUST PUBLISHED - AVAILABLE AT LECTURE
July 27 2015 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
INDIAN KEY BY IRVING R EYSTER AND ROBERT I EYSTER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MATECUMBE HISTORICAL TRUST LECTURE ON INDIAN KEY.

 
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