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PIONEER DAYS ON TAMPA BAY'S GULF BEACHES • Paperback

 
Pioneer Days  
 

Pioneer Days on Tampa Bay's Gulf Beaches

An eyewitness account of the settlement and development of the Barrier Islands and Pass-a-Grille 1898–1940
By George  Lizotte
By R. Wayne  Ayers
Though Spanish fishermen from Cuba camped on the key, and native Tocobaga Indians visited in an earlier era, the beaches were virtually unsettled when George Lizotte arrived. An early postcard of Lizotte on a fishing skiff shows the island’s only two structures. They were the home of original settler Captain Zephaniah Phillips and a tent erected by Lizotte to house workers building his Hotel Bonhomie. George Lizotte would figure prominently in the barrier islands’ history, both as an observer and participant. As an eyewitness to the events taking place, Lizotte gives a fascinating inside look at the Gulf beaches’ transformation from a primitive settlement to a major tourist destination.

Price:

$20.00

Pages:

154

Cover:

Paperback

ISBN:

978-1-59732-151-8

 

Categories

  • Florida History