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Marco cemetery recalls tales of tragedies

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Title:
Marco cemetery recalls tales of tragedies
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cemeteries -- Florida -- Marco   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Marco (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
conference publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes an old cemetery on Marco Island.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed Sept. 8, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002318859
oclc - 662707755
usfldc doi - D33-0307
usfldc handle - d33.307
System ID:
SFS0000688:00001


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-q18MARCO CEMETERY RECALLS TALES OF TRAGEDIES By HAMPTON DUNN MARCO ISLAND --Back before "progress" came to Marco Island, before the causeways and bridges and condominiums and hotels and new post offices and golf courses and that sort of thing, life on Marco Island was simple. So was death. The old cemetery has been carefully preserved and it lies just off newly widened State Road 951, reached by a winding sandy road. It's on a peaceful little knoll that overlooks the water where most of the pioneers eked out a living by fishing. Home-made tombstones, with crude etchings, record the life and death of the island's first families. There are some modern memorials also in the burial ground. One of the old tombstones lists the names of George, 8; Thomas, 6; and William, 4, sons of "Captain" Bill Collier. Only the word "drowned" is added and it recalls the tragic tale of 1898 when "Captain Bill" operated a boat service. His sons were among the victims when the. schooner "Speedwell" was struck by a squall in the Florida Keys and overturned. Nine persons were caught in the cabin and drowned, including the Collier lads. Hand-scrawled letters on concrete slabs at the head of graves point up the deaths at early ages of some of the islanders. Parents mourned the loss of a one-year-old with the inscription "Here Lies Our Hearts." A 14-year-old girl is remembered with the message "Loved by God and Man."

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