The re-enactors, pictured in the back row (l-r) are Doreen Hertel as Bertha Potter Palmer, the Belle of Sarasota and Cattle Queen; Don Mills as Bion Barnett, early Florida banker; Ed Mirocco as Dr. Louis Olds, Homeopathic doctor and early Marco Island resident;Kathy Mirocco as Dr. Mary’s Olds; Lee Lindbergh as Baron Gift Collier; and Betsy Perdichizzi as Tommie Barfield, the Queen of Marco Island. Pictured in the front row (l-r) are Mary Lou Jankowski as Mrs. Maggie Collier, the wife of Captain Bill Collier; Evelyn Case as Nurse Hazel Pettit Griffin; and Marion Nicolay as Deaconess Harriett Bedell, the Missionary to the Everglades. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
By Coastal Breeze News Staff
Earlier this month, members of the Marco Island Historical Society portrayed historically important Marco Islanders at a reception for the opening of the “Painting Southwest Florida History” exhibit, which was held Jan. 6. The exhibit will be at the Marco Island Historical Museum until March 21.