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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mosquito Inlet

Bird Reservation, 1909-1918

 
 
Mosquito Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. Mosquito Inlet Marker
Inscription. In 1909 U.S. President William H. Taft proclaimed that the area around Mosquito (now Ponce) Inlet was a reservation for the protection of native birds. The reservation encompassed a wide area from the Halifax River east to the Ocean, including Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach. It was unlawful to hurt, trap, or kill birds on this reservation, or take their eggs. Similar reservations were set up around the country to protect native birds from depletion as their feathers were so highly sought by the ladies’ hat and accessory making industries.
 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
 
Location. 29° 4.876′ N, 80° 55.668′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.2 miles south of Ocean Way Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kitchen Gardens (here, next to this marker); Cuban Refugee Rafts (within shouting distance of this marker); Cuban Rafts
Mosquito Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Mosquito Inlet Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Principal Keeper's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Gopher Tortoise (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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