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Yesteryear I Lived in Paradise

Winner of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Statewide Award for 2009. 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. 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.

Paperback Edition  |  $20.00

Hardback Edition  |  $30.00

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Dimensions 6 × 9 in


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Myrtle Scharrer Betz