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Florida's Last Frontier
The History of Collier County by Charlton W. Tebeau

[Copeland Studies in History No.1]

The research for Charlton W.Tebeau's writing of the history of Collier County was first made possible in 1950 by a grant from the sons of Barron G. Collier, to underwrite publications in the history of southwestern Florida. Chapters about the community and the County at large were written from the memories of pioneers, and their sons and daughters, and along with photo collections from the "old days" drive home the reality of how swiftly Florida's Last Frontier was tamed for its resources unto the point of development.


  • Physical Features and Natural Endowment
  • Indian Antiquity; The Calusa and Their Ancestors
  • The Wars of Indian Removal
  • Colliers County's Mikasuki Indians
  • The Glades Cross Mission
  • Barron G. Collier: Twice a Pioneer
  • Chokoloskee: Bay, Island, Settlement
  • Everglade: On Allen's River
  • Everglades: County Seat in the Mangroves
  • Marco: To Rise Again
  • Caxambas and Goodland: Now United
  • Naples I, "Crackers" and "Colonels"
  • Naples II, Fastest Growing
  • Immokalee: Ranch and Garden
  • Thirty-Five Years of Collier County
  • Tamiami Trail: Collier County Life Line
  • Pioneer Economy: Living Close To Nature
  • Modern Economy: Pioneering New Style.

278 pp/84 illus. index. endsheets Rev. ed. 1966, Reprint 1985.University of Miami Press

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