Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kids’ History of Everglades Area

By Coastal Breeze News Staff 

Just in time for back-to-school, here’s a kids’ history of the Everglades City area. “The Story of Everglades City; A History for Younger Readers” had been out of print for several years and is now available again.

The book tells about the pioneers in this fascinating area, Barron Collier founding of the County, the building of the Tamiami Trail, Deaconess Harriet Bedell helping the Seminoles, logging in the Fakahatchee, and President Harry S Truman opening the Everglades National Park.

Author Marya Repko has written a number of local history books including her adult version of this one “A Brief History of the Everglades City Area” (which has sold thousands of copies) plus other brief histories of the Fakahatchee, Sanibel Island, Deaconess Harriet Bedell, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She is working on a kids’ history of Sanibel.

The little “Story of Everglades City” has a handy timeline, some suggestions for further reading and visits, plus numerous historic photos. It is available at $7.00 per copy from www. ecity-publishing.com where you can order online with a credit or debit card. For info, phone Marya at (239) 695- 2905.

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