This account of growing up on Caladesi Island by the only child ever born there captures the natural wonders, discomforts, challenges, and joys of pioneer life on a Florida West Coast barrier island. Myrtle Scharrer Betz narrates the story from when her father, Henry Scharrer, first arrived in America from Switzerland in 1883 until his death in 1934. More than 130 historic illustrations and a comprehensive timeline complete the story. Also available in hardback. Published by University of Tampa Press.
A favorite of judges and readers alike, Yesteryear received the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Statewide Preservation Award in 2009.
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