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LOWER EVERGLADES

SETTLEMENTS

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Squatters started settling Everglade (now Everglades City) in the 1860s and 1870s. In 1892, George Storter, Jr., started a store, which became a center of activity for the settlement. Everglades City was designated Collier County's first seat in 1923. Within a few years, a road onnected it to Tamiami Trail.

This view: Everglades City, 1911. Left: Storter house, store and post office. Center: Cruise boat with shark hanging from bow. Right: shed for storing alligator hides and gasoline.

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