The only inhabitants of Gasparilla Island at that time were Captain William Lester, light house keeper, and the assistant light house keeper and his family, L.M. Fouts and Edwin L. Fouts are the only members of the party now residents of Boca Grande. The railway forces were under the direction of George S. Bruce, chief engineer, and L.M. Fouts, Vice President and general manager.
Location. 26° 45.036′ N, 82° 15.711′ W. Marker is in Boca Grande, Florida, in Lee County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Baptist Church of Boca Grande (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gasparilla Inn & Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); First White Man Dies in America (approx. 15.1 miles away); Juan Ponce de Leon (approx. 15.1 miles away); Lemon Bay Cemetery (approx. 15.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Boca Grande Historical Society. (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
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