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Key Limes, Bonefish and Hurricanes: The Lancelot Jones Story
February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This talk centers around Lancelot Jones and his family, who were a part of the pioneer community on Elliott Key and other nearby islands at the northern end of the Florida Keys. Spanning the late 19th into 20th century, the Jones family amassed significant acreage for farming pineapples and Key limes, becoming one of the largest Key lime producers in Florida prior to World War II. In the post-War years, Lancelot gained prominence as a fishing guide, plying the waters of Biscayne Bay with a client list that included three U.S. presidents. Through the lens of this family, we also learn of the history of Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and Biscayne Bay as well as pioneer life in the Keys from wrecking, agriculture, development, and ultimately the creation of Biscayne National Park. Attend in person or participate virtually!
If capacity is reached you will be able to join a waitlist. Registration for virtual participants can be made up to one hour before the start of the lecture. Free for members. When registering, click link “Do you have an access code?” Enter case sensitive access code provided to members in lecture mailer and emails to display free member tickets. Become a member at www.keysdiscovery.com/membership.Non-members: In person, $10; Virtual only, $5.