Thursday, November 15, 2018

Presentation on Marco Pioneer, Captain John Horr


David Southall

The Southwest Florida Archaeological Society (SWFAS) is pleased to announce a presentation on Captain John Horr, Marco Pioneer. The presentation will be held November 14, 2018, 7 PM, at the Collier County Museum 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. This is a free public program.

Union Civil War veteran and successful businessman, John F. Horr purchased a “shell mound island” near Caxambas in 1877 to grow pineapples for his wholesale grocery business. A residence was built for him on the island, along with a school for the children of island workers, a packing house and a wharf. All that remains today of that small community is the crumbling tabby ruins of Captain Horr’s two-story house.

David Southall is a graduate of Paul Smiths College of Forestry and the State University of New York at Buffalo with degrees in Science and Education. Following a tour of duty in Vietnam, he obtained his MS in Plant Biology from Cornell University. In his early career Southall was founder/CEO of a nursery, landscape, greenhouse operation and a natural areas management company specializing in wetlands restoration and mitigation, wildlife management, and invasive species control. He retired after 14 years with the Collier County Museums where he was responsible for museum programs and living history events.



 

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