By John Viele

ISBN-10: 1561644943

ISBN-13: 9781561644940

this present day, at the Keys among Key West and the mainland, a few 40,000 citizens and millions of tourists fish, swim, sail, and dive within the crystal transparent waters off a tropical reef; sit back within the solar and cooling alternate wind breezes; and sleep within the air-conditioned convenience in their houses and inn rooms. On those related islands, as brief a time as eighty years in the past, fewer than three hundred population attempted to eke out a residing with no good thing about electrical energy, working water, radios, or phones.

Tormented via clouds of voracious mosquitoes and no-see-ums, broiled by way of the tropical solar, they lived in thatched-roof houses frequently flattened through storm winds. Weeks might pass by means of ahead of a few passing sailboat introduced them information of the skin international or their family members.

The tales of those hardy pioneers and their predecessors, way back to the local american citizens who lived at the Keys at the very least 1,000 years in the past, are instructed, many for the 1st time, during this e-book. As vividly portrayed as though they have been characters in a unique, those true-life population of the Florida Keys will seize your admiration as you percentage within the goals and realities in their day-by-day lives.

comprises Don Diego, a Spanish-speaking local who led in shipwreck plundering within the early 18th century; Jacob Housman, an unscrupulous wrecking captain who accumulated a fortune and misplaced it whilst Indians burned his city to the floor; Dr. Perrine, a scientist who was once killed by means of Indians; the African americans who made charcoal for the stoves of Key West; the indomitable Lily Bow, who eked out a residing on distant Cudjoe Key.

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