Everglades city fl,Tourism, Adventure, History
Everglades city Fl Located in the Florida Everglades. The Everglades national park and Big cypress preserve surround this small town in the swamp lands and mangrove forest of the Everglades. Everglades city Fl has a long and crazy history. Starting with the people who first moved here in the 1850s. The original settlers lived on the Everglades islands, old shell mounds left from the Calusa Indians. From the original people came the farmers. There kids became mullet fisherman earning a living from the sea.
From this group of settlers also came rum runners and transporters of Chinese from Cuba to Florida.
The advance to motored boats brought more opportunity in the forms of transport. Prohibition created more opportunity. Rum was wanted and these rough tough Florida crackers /read necks are not one to miss the chance. With small 26 foot wood boats and what they called a Buda motor ( one cylinder diesel pop pop motors )they would cross to Key west Fl with good to be sold. Then with money in hand head for Cuba for rum to double their money.
Barrelhead House built this first permenat fish house in Everglades city. It is now used as a restaurant call City Seafood.
Everglades city Florida a city lost in time. Come visit the real south Florida. Cruise the potato creek now known as the Barron river watch commercial fishing boats and stone crabbers. Sit on the porch and watch the river roll by an fish jump.
The old bank building of Everglades City Fl
The bank building was built by Barron G Collier as the county seat of Collier County Fl. Now a bed n breakfast in downtown Everglades city Fl.
City Hall,Everglades City Fl
It now serves as the city hall,public library and permit / zoning for Everglades city fl. A very photogenic building from the past in side and out. Inside still has old Dade county hard heart pine floors. Lots of pict’s from the beginning of Collier county on the walls.Many photos from building the Tamiami Trl the county seat in 1960 to airboat tours Everglades city big industry now.