Fortunes Made and Lost in the Florida Keys

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month’s free audio/visual presentation by the late historian and archaeologist Irving R Eyster on Monday, April 17th at Island Community Church, MM 83 at 6:30 P.M.

The presentation will show 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 at 305-393-0940.

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