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What is a Cracker?

For the past fifteen years Englewood has been celebrating Old Florida with a “Cracker” Fair. This year the tradition continues. It is said the term “Cracker” comes from the cracking of the whip Florida cow hunters used to herd cattle. Florida was the first cattle producing state in America — not Texas, not Missouri – […]

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Historic Preservation in Charlotte County

The Lemon Bay Historical Society will hold its January public program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 23rd at the Historic Green Street Church Museum at 416 W. Green Street in Englewood. Gene Murtha, President of the Punta Gorda History Center and Margaret Bogartus, President of the Punta Gorda Historical Society will give a power […]

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GROWING UP IN BOCA GRANDE: BITS and BYTES OF HISTORY

December 12th 7:00 PM at the Historic Green Street Church From “fish ranches” to phosphate shipping; from the “Grand Plan” with Grand Hotels to Boom and Bust and Boom again – learn about one of Southwest Florida’s first planned communities: Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island.   Betsy Fugate Joiner, director of the Boca Grande Historical […]

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PUBLIC MEETINGS

VIEW EVENTS CALENDAR  Public Membership Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tues. of each month at the Green St. Church, 416 W. Green St., Englewood, at 7:00 PM. The Public is invited, there is no charge unless otherwise specified. Public Meeting & Program Schedule: 2018: January 23 CRACKER FAIR: February 10            

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