|Visions of the Past (2012): A Walk Through History in the Preserve
|A "lazy" early settler and his
|Pirates Anne Bonny and "Calico
|1920's Pioneers--he is a descendant of first
settler, Sam Ellis, in 1870.
|The Koreshans owned much
of Estero Island at one time
|Fort Myers Beach
Lee County, Florida
|To protect, enhance, and educate about the Preserve
of Matanzas Pass Preserve put on the First Annual "Visions of the Past" program. This program
involved directed walks through the Preserve stopping at each of six different stations where
re-enactors presented information on the various groups that have called Estero Island home. These
groups included the Calusas, Spaniard, Pirates, homesteaders, Koreshans, and early settlers. Below
are some photos from this event.