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By John Viele

at the present time, 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 exchange wind breezes; and sleep within the air-conditioned convenience in their houses and resort 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 dwelling with out advantage of electrical energy, working water, radios, or phones.

Tormented through clouds of voracious mosquitoes and no-see-ums, broiled by means of the tropical sunlight, they lived in thatched-roof houses on a regular basis flattened via typhoon winds. Weeks might move by way of sooner than a few passing sailboat introduced them information of the skin international or their kinfolk.

The tales of those hardy pioneers and their predecessors, way back to the local american citizens who lived at the Keys not less than 1,000 years in the past, are advised, many for the 1st time, during this booklet. As vividly portrayed as though they have been characters in a singular, those true-life population of the Florida Keys will seize your admiration as you proportion within the desires 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 used to be 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 dwelling on distant Cudjoe Key.

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