Wednesday, October 16, 2019

History

An AMI Fourth of July

Century old Ford still parading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - It was 1919 and the world was recovering from its first world war and planting the seeds for a second....
Confederate memorial - Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis

County voters to decide Confederate monument’s location

BRADENTON – Next year, Anna Maria Island’s registered voters will help determine the new location for the Confederate memorial erected in front of the...
Celebrating Island history

Celebrating Island history

Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society welcomed the public to celebrate the history of the Island's early settlers at the annual Heritage...
St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 4: Egmont cemetery mysteries put to rest

BRADENTON – Mark Green stands at a grave marker at the Fogartyville cemetery, refers to an old, hand-drawn map and walks a few paces,...
Rob Whitehurst at St. Augustine National Cemetery

Under Egmont 3: Found

ST. AUGUSTINE – When Rob Whitehurst began looking for the grave of his great-great-grandfather, the Internet was new, with scant information, and research was...
Egmont Key cemetery

Under Egmont 2: Unearthing Egmont Key’s mysteries

EGMONT KEY - Underneath Egmont Key, there’s even more history than its century-and-a-half-old lighthouse, the ruins of its Spanish-American War fort and its 1905...
Narcissus anchor

Under Egmont 1: History’s mysteries persist at Egmont Key

EGMONT KEY – Underwater and underground at Egmont Key, mystery and history have intertwined since the mid-1800s. Just off the northern tip of Anna Maria...