The Indian Rocks area has, from the earliest recorded periods, featured a colorful mix of people and places. These have given the city of Indian Rocks Beach its eclectic character, which residents prize and visitors seek out year after year.
The rich heritage of the Indian Rocks community is brought to life in Indian Rocks As It Was: A Pictorial History. Over two years in the making, this comprehensive volume follows the area's colorful past from prehistoric native Indian settlement through the pioneer fishing village days and real estate/tourism boom eras up to the creation of the charming, diverse community we know today.
The book's 250 pages and over 400 vintage photographs present a kaleidoscope of the people, places and events that make up Indian Rocks' past. Included are landmarks such as the old swing bridge and Tiki Gardens, a fascinating photograph of the train that came to Indian Rocks Beach, and people like "Dad" Hendrick who called this island "the most beautiful place on God's green footstool."
Indian Rocks As It Was will be treasured by anyone who has a desire to know more about the fascinating heritage of this unique barrier island community.
Copies of the book are available exclusively at the Indian Rocks Historical Museum, 203 4th Avenue, during museum hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost is $20. For more information call 593-3861.
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