Saturday, April 26, 2014
I am currently finishing up a project for exhibition titled "A Pictorial History of Indiantown". The exhibit will take place at the Elizabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown, Florida, beginning on Friday, May 16th. The opening reception will also be on May 16th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Established by the Seminole people as a trading post, Indiantown was then settled by white American migrants in the 1890's. In 1924, Indiantown was transformed when S. Davies Warfield built an extension of the Seaboard Airline Railway, passing through, and stopping in Indiantown. Warfield planned a model city, laying out streets and building a school, housing, and a railroad station. The Florida land boom of the 1920's fizzled out in 1926. The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane wreaked significant destruction and halted further development in the city.