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Gussie Baker’s Punta Gorda during World War II recollections

Good Day to all!  A huge THANK YOU to everyone making the Society’s annual Florida Frontier Days festival last…

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Hurricane Donna warning flags on weather tower

Good Day to all!  For three consecutive years now, our region has not gotten an early start to hurricane…

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George and Tommie Brown

Good Day to all!  Since I used columns, in her honor, reflecting Gussie Baker’s Punta Gorda Airfield memories for…

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Lost Towns

Good Day to all!  Did you know that over 20 settlements established in the early years of today’s Charlotte…

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20th Annual Hibiscus Festival

Good Day to all!  Did you know the 20th Annual Hibiscus Festival, presented by the Charlotte County Historical Society,…

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Dan Smith

Good Day to all!  The Charlotte County Historical Society’s annual Hibiscus Festival is coming up May 3, 4, and…

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Punta Gorda Airfield #2

Good Day to all!  This is a column I wrote about the Punta Gorda Army Airfield before receiving Gussie…

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Punta Gorda Airfield

Good Day to all!  Here is part 2 of Gussie Baker’s recollections concerning changes to Punta Gorda during World…

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Christmas

Good Day to all and Happy Holidays! Hope you enjoy the first of my annual Christmas columns. Did you…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Good Day to all and Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is my annual “local Thanksgiving” column. Did you know a turkey,…

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Freeman, Price Houses

Good Day to all!  Did you know the homes of several early Punta Gorda residents are still standing and…

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Phosphate production on the Peace River

Good Day to all!  Did you know steam powered dredges vastly improved phosphate production on the Peace River?  Dredges…

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Phosphate dredge on the Peace River

Good Day to all!  Did you know that during the 1890’s, Punta Gorda’s port was the world’s major supplier…

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Frank and Freddie Rigell; Big Hank and Roney.

Day to all!  Did you know a picture is not only worth a thousand words, but can literally cause…

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Charlotte Harbor Drive-In Theater

Good Day to all! I had planned on my “Moonshine” column this week, but with Dad’s passing early last…

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Dedication of Trinity United’s fourth building

Good Day to all!  Did you know the oldest organized church in today’s Charlotte County is Trinity United Methodist…

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Kelly Harvey and daughter Marina

Good Day to all!  Did you know Kelly Harvey, after leading the charge to incorporate and rename his adopted…

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Kelly Harvey

Good Day to all!  Did you know an accomplished musician played a significant part in Punta Gorda’s beginnings?  Kelly…

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Punta Gorda pinery

Good Day to all! Hope everyone had a fun and safe July 4th. Thanks to all participating in and…

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Historical Hurricanes

Good Day to all!  First, two bits of information, the Society’s new website is up and running.  Check it…

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Florida Hurricanes

Good Day to all!  For two consecutive years now, our region has not gotten an early start to hurricane…

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William Huckeby

Good Day to all!  Did you know sawmills were so important in the area’s early history that one of…

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Linear Park

Good Day to all and Happy Birthday to my brother Louis! The annual Hibiscus Festival is coming May 5,…

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Native American sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth

Good Day to all! Did you know that the Native American sculpture by Peter Wolf Toth next to the…

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