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Keep Your Finger On The Pulse
Sugar production was the principal industry in this area during the early pioneering period. As Florida’s population continued to grow, other industries began to flourish, including commercial fishing, turpentine, cow hunting, and agriculture.
Explore how settlers in the mid-1800s through the early 1900s took advantage of readily available natural resources of the land and sea.
Lectures will be held in the Wiggins Store Conference Room at Manatee Village Historical Park starting at 2 PM on the 4th Saturday, February to October, unless otherwise noted. Seating is limited, filled on a first come basis. Admission is free!