Island Seafood Festival 2001
City Seafood Festival
A good time was had
by all at this years Everglades Seafood Festival with plenty
of what made Everglades City famous. We tried to find
out what annual festival this was, and could not get the same number
twice. Not that it's important, but let's just call it
somewhere between 22nd and the 27th annual event.
Neil and his Mother Cody
(pictured left) from
enjoy the flavor of the Everglades.
1923, Barron G. Collier made Everglades City the headquarters for
his Tamiami Trail road expansion company and dredged much of
the area to make high ground which is most of today's
Everglades City. With the "high ground" to
build on, the town expanded and by 1929 there was a hospital,
movie theater, library, railroad station and a jail.
When the Tamiami Trail was finished, in 1928, many jobs were
lost. Several of the unemployed road builders started
fishing for their food, and thus the "commercial fishing
industry was born. Past Presidents have fished the
Everglades City waters casting for Snook and Tarpon.
This year's festival
was just as good as ever and continues to grow each
year. See yall next time!