The Florida Keys–A History Through Maps covers the creation of the Keys Archipelago chain, the Native American Indians who once ruled them, the Spanish who “discovered” them, the pioneers who farmed them, and, eventually, the railroad men and developers who sculpted the land, connecting the many individual islands with causeways and bridges.
This story of the Keys is told by Todd Turrell and his friends Brian Schmitt and Bob Carr. Together, they present a historical overview that is both simple and informative. Their goal is to enhance public knowledge of and interest in Keys history using maps, overlays and exhibits created specifically for this book. Included are ancient maps that contain fascinating information and images, as well as a series of modern maps of today’s islands with the mile-markers that help define them, descriptions of each area and a page of historical photographs help complete the story.
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