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Second ‘Stroll Through Pine Island History’ this Sunday to feature St. James City as subject

March 19, 2014
Pine Island Eagle

The Museum of the Islands and the St. James City Civic Association will present an afternoon of fun and learning with Tim Knox leading another "Stroll Through Pine Island History."

On Sunday, March 23, the stroll will focus on St. James City during the time of its Sisal Hemp and Development Company, in the early 1900s. Narrated by Knox, the stroll will begin at the home site of Cap. John Smith, St. James City's first resident, and proceed to the location of the massive Sisal Hemp Factory, now lost to time.

The walk continues to where St. James City's second school once stood. To get even more of the flavor of that era, strollers will return to SJCCA where a "teacher" will interview the foreman of the new Hemp and Development Factory. It is sure to be a lively discussion.

There will be a slide show and a "Q and A" period with light refreshments served.

Music from the period will be provided by Alan Bickford and "Pickin' in the City."

The event begins at 1 p.m. for the music; 2 p.m. for the stroll.

Start at the SJCCA Parking lot, listen to some music from the period, then begin the stroll and return for program at SJCCA.

Attendees are asked to park in the SJCCA parking lot where someone will be there to assist you. Chairs will be placed along Palm Avenue for those who need to rest. If the weather is inclement, the program will be held inside SJCCA.

The event is free but donations will be accepted.



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