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Calendar of Events for April, 2015

  
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FORTUNES MADE AND LOST IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
April 20 2015 Time: Monday, 6:30 PM
Island Community Church MM 83
The Trust will show a PowerPoint presentation of Irving Eyster’s. The title will be Fortunes Made and Lost in the Florida Keys Irving Eyster was a historian, archaeologist and professor. We will share his presentation of many of the industries and businesses from the past going back to the early 1800’s through today. Many fortunes were made and lost in the Florida Keys. Indians had trade here long ago. Stories of the wreckers, the salt industry, the tobacco factories in Key West, pineapple farming, coconuts and the turtles, sponges and the building of what are many of today’s subdivisions. Many of these things brought millions to the owners of the companies and employed hundreds. Today they are all part of our rich past history. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

 
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