Indian River County

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This collection of vintage postcards depicts Indian River County, Florida, from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, a time of dramatic change. Even after the West was settled, South Florida remained a frontier. The Indian River Lagoon, the most biodiverse estuary in North America, was then the only avenue for travel for canoes of the indigenous Native Americans, sailing vessels, and steamboats that opened the land to settlers. Today the lagoon is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, and the current civic leaders have ensured the preservation of the county's history by limiting high-rise buildings, protecting trees, and purchasing environmentally sensitive and historically significant properties.
ISBN: 9780738544458
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Indian River Genealogical Society narrates the story of this diverse area through more than 200 postcards that were selected from the almost 1,000 available from county residents and organizations. The images themselves and the many interesting anecdotes provide insight into the heritage and evolution of Indian River County.
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