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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Downtown Eau Gallie

Downtown Eau Gallie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 4, 2013
1. Downtown Eau Gallie Marker
Inscription.  Lansing Gleason, a descendant of the pioneer Gleason family, recalled that downtown Eau Gallie had numerous fish houses, each with a barrel of whiskey set up at holiday times. A tin cup was provided on a help yourself basis. Things got pretty rowdy at times. Although Highland Avenue was the main street, there were not many people here. Saloon customers sometimes became excited and took to the street with rifles shooting up and down the thoroughfare. Nobody was ever hurt.

Joe Wickham, an early resident, recalled that Highland "used to look like a street out of an old western movie." The buildings had rooftops overhanging the sidewalks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 28° 7.837′ N, 80° 37.63′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Eau Gallie Boulevard (State Road 518), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Karrick's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harbor City Hotel (about 400 feet away); Population on the Rise (about 500 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 500 feet away); Ginter Building (about 600 feet away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Downtown Eau Gallie image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 4, 2013
2. Downtown Eau Gallie
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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