Tequesta 1961-1970

Number XXI (1961)

Complete issue

Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

by Bruce Catton.

Fort Dallas and the Naval Depot on Key Biscayne, 1836-1926

by Nathan D. Shappee.

Anti-Florida Propaganda and Counter Measures During the 1920s

by Frank B. Sessa.
An account of the bad press Florida received across the country during the early 1920s

The Indian Scare of 1849

by James W. Covington.
Describes two acts of violence, one near Fort Pierce and the other near Charlotte Harbor, made by a few Seminoles acting without tribal approval, and subsequent reactions among whites and Seminoles. War was averted.

Doctor Strobel Reports on Southeast Florida, 1836

edited by E. A. Hammond.
Dr. Strobel's recollections of an 1829 trip to Cape Florida (Key Biscayne), up the Miami River and into the Everglades.

 

Number XXII (1962)

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The Cruise of the Bonton

by Charles William Pierce.
Pierce's memoir of a bird skin and plume hunting trip through the Ten Thousand Islands in 1885, on board his boat, the Bonton.

Ornithology of The Cruise of the Bonton

by William B. Robertson, Jr.
Ornithologist Robinson identifies 42 species of birds mentioned in Pierce's narrative, followed by a commentary on plume hunting and scientific bird collecting.

 

Number XXIII (1963)

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Lieutenant Hartsuff and the Banana Plants

by Ray B. Seley, Jr.
In 1855 Lieutenant Hartsuff led an expedition into the Everglades, in which one of his men destroyed Billy Bowlegs' banana plants. Bowlegs attacked the party the following day, thus launching the Third Seminole War.

The Wreck of the Victor

by Mrs. Bessie Wilson DuBois.
The Victor, a steamer, sank off the coast of Jupiter in 1872.

Cycles of Conquest in Florida

by Charles W. Arnade.
Classifies Florida history into four broad periods of conquest: pre-Columbian, First Spanish Period, British Period, Second Spanish Period, 1821-1865, and Reconstruction. The British Period and Second Spanish Period could also be called the Seminole Period.

North to South through the Glades in 1883

the Account of the Second Expedition into the Florida Everglades by the New Orleans Times-Democrat [part 1]
edited by Mary K. Wintringham.
The New Orleans newspaper, The Times-Democrat, sponsored two expeditions to the Everglades to investivate the feasibility of drainage. Major Archie P. Williams' journal of the second expedition, reproduced here, was published in the newspaper in six installaments between 1883 and 1884.

 

Number XXIV (1964)

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Miami Beach Reaches the Half Century Mark

by Ruby Leach Carson.
The history of Miami Beach from 1955 to 1965.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Built and Forgotten

by Laura Conrad Patton.
History of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, built to serve the Little River and Lemon City communities and closed in 1910; and of Episcopals in Dade County during the 1890s and 1900s.

The Florida Excursion of President Chester A. Arthur

by Joe M. Richardson.
President Arthur's 1883 vacation in Florida.

The Florida Seminoles in 1847

edited by James W. Covington.
Reprint of a letter written by Captain John T. Sprague, in which he describes the Seminoles between the 2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars.

North to South through the Everglades in 1883, Part II

edited by Mary K. Wintringham.

 

Number XXV (1965)

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William Adee Whitehead’s Reminiscences of Key West

edited by Thelma Peters.
Whitehead's memoir of Key West, where he lived 1828-1838, and of the Florida Keys. Includes Charles Howe's first-person account of the Indian Key Massacre, an 1831 description of the Cuban fishermen in Charlotte Harbor, and the lyrics to "The Florida Wrecker's Song."

First in Palm Beach

by Louis Capron.
Summarizes the events around the murder of A. Lang near the Saint Lucie River in 1874. Lang had lived near Lake Worth during the 1860s, probably making him and his family the first white settlers. The second part of the paper concerns the first known Seminole settlers in the Palm Beach area.

A Story of Liguus Collecting : with a List of Collectors, 1744 to 1958

by Ralph H. Humes.

Three Early Spanish Tampa Bay Maps

by Charles W. Arnade.
Describes three 18th century maps of Tampa Bay.

Two Spanish Expeditions to Southwest Florida, 1783-1793

by Jack D. L. Holmes.
Describes José de Evia's 1783 expedition up the Gulf Coast and Vicente Folch y Juan's expedition to Tampa Bay.

 

Number XXVI (1966)

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The Tampa Bay Hotel

by James W. Covington.

The Spanish Camp Site and the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck

by Marion Clayton Link.
History of the Spanish Plate Fleet wreck between Vero Beach and Sebastian Inlet during a 1715 hurricane, the subsequent salvage operations by the survivors, the site's rediscovery during the 1960s, and Florida plans for a museum on the site.

King of the Crackers

by Lawrence E. Will.
Biographical of Jacob Summerlin, a 19th century cattleman in the Okeechobee region. Describes what life was like for Okeechobee cowmen.

Jose del Rio Cosa

by Jack D. L. Holmes.
Lieutenant José del Río Cosa's report from his 1787 voyage to East Florida. The report emphasizes the advantages of Florida's products, particularly pitch and lumber, for Spain's maritime industry.

Kissimmee Steamboating

by Edward A. Mueller.
How Hamilton Diston's large purchase of South Florida land in the early 1880s helped foster steamboat operations in the Kissimmee River region.

 

Number XXVII (1967)

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Florida’s Clipper Ship

by Edward A. Mueller.
History of the clipper ship Stephen R. Mallory, which was launched in Key West in 1856.

Reminiscences of the Lake Okeechobee Area, 1912-1922

by Dorothy Darrow.
First-person account of growing up in the town of Okeechobee.

John Newhouse, Upper Everglades Pioneer and Historian

by J. E. Dovell.

Who Was Juan Ponce de Leon?

by Charles W. Arnade.
Explains why there is a sparsity of information on Ponce de León and provides new research on his genealogy.

 

Number XXVIII (1968)

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The Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3

by Gilbert L. Voss.
History of the Orange Grove House of Refuge, which was located at present-day Delray Beach, and operated 1876-1896.

Jupiter Inlet

by Bessie Wilson DuBois.
History of Jupiter Inlet region from 1565 to 1968.

The Rockets Came to Florida

by James W. Covington.
A review of the missle testing that took place in the Cape Canaveral region in the 1950s.

Workers on Relief, 1934-1938, in Key West

by Durward Long.
Describes how work relief grants administered by the F.E.R.A. and the W.P.A. affected Key West in the 1930s.

A Lost “Psyche”

Kirk Munroe’s Log of a 1,600 Mile Canoe Cruise in Florida Waters, 1881-1882
[by Kirk Munroe,] edited by Irving A. Leonard.
Kirk Munroe's diary of a trip in his sailing canoe, Psyche, along parts of the St Johns River, the Suwanee River, Caloosahatchee River, Fisheating Creek and Lake Okeechobee.

Juan Baptista Franco and Tampa Bay, 1756

by Jack D. L. Holmes and John D. Ware.
Juan Baptista Franco's report of his expedition to West Florida, in which he describes Tampa Bay and its lumber resources.

The Juan Baptista Franco Document of Tampa Bay, 1756

by Charles W. Arnade.
Analysis of Juan Baptista Franco's report.

A Communication : Aurelio Tio to Charles W. Arnade

Aurelio Tió's letter to Arnade, in which comments on Arnade's article on Juan Ponce de León in Tequesta No. XXVII (1967).

 

Number XXIX (1969)

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Sponge Fishing on Florida’s East Coast

by David Shubow.
Late 19th and 20th century sponge industry in the Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys, Key West and Tarpon Springs. Includes the Florida Fruit and Sponge Company on Sugarloaf Key and the Arellano brothers packing house on the Miami River.

The Iron Horse on the Florida Keys

by Carlton J. Corliss.
Delivered as an address on the dedication of a historic marker at Marathon. Reviews Marathon's role in the construction and operation of the Overseas Railway.

Pioneering on Elliott Key, 1934-1935

by Charlotte Niedhauk.
First-person account of living on Elliott Key (in present-day Biscayne National Park) between 1934 and 1935, including experiencing the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

Who Was the Frenchman of Frenchman’s Creek?

by Walter P. Fuller.
An account of how a tract of land in St. Petersburg (where Florida Presbyterian College now stands) went unused for over a hundred years because of an unrecorded deed.

A Scottish View of West Florida in 1769

by Charles A. Gauld.
A review of George Gauld's 1769 unpublished paper on West Florida.

Richard Keith Call’s 1836 Campaign

by George C. Bittle.
Concerns Governor Richard Keith Call's 1836 military campaign against the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War.

Sketches of the Florida Keys, 1829-1833

[by Benjamin Beard Strobel,] edited, with an introduction by E. A. Hammond.
Dr. Benjamin Beard Strobel's first-person account of life in Indian Key and Key West. Topics include yellow fever, pirates and John James Audubon.

 

Number XXX (1970)

Complete issue

The Federal Music Project in Miami, 1935-1939

by Marilyn S. Stolee.
An account of the Federal Music Project in Miami and the development of the Florida Federal Symphony Orchestra.

Miami’s Bootleg Boom

by Patricia Buchanan.
Describes Prohibition in Miami and Bimini, rumrunning and Coast Guard enforcement, including a gun battle on the Miami River and the capture and hanging of smuggler Horace Alderman.

150 Years of Defense Activity in Key West, 1820-1970

by Clayton D. Roth, Jr.
Overview of Key West's military history, including Commodore David Porter's anti-piracy squadron, Fort Taylor, the naval station, yellow fever, and military conflicts from the Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Samuel Hodgman, Haines City, Florida, Pioneer

by Bruce W. Ball.
Personal correspondence written by Samuel Hodgman to his mother between 1885 and 1894, in which he describes frontier life in Haines City.

The Matecumbe Methodist Church

by Rev. Jean U. Guerry, Pastor.

First Impressions: the Earliest Description of Florida to Circulate in Russia (1710)
by Max J. Okenfuss.

 

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