The celebration on Saturday, April 28th, was the perfect day. The weather cooperated! The crowd was energetic and the fanfare was better than expected. On a day where you can enjoy a Dixieland Band, meet descendants of Barron Gift Collier, see historical re-enactments, not much else can be squeezed in…or can it?
For such a tiny little town, Everglades City sure knows how to put on a party! The Rod and Gun Club hosted the tea, locals and folks from near and far came to see, and the purpose of the Trail was never so evident. The southwest coast of Florida is far too beautiful to ignore and Barron Collier knew this over 90 years ago when he took on the project that would change the face of Florida forever. Thanks to the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades (www.evergladesmuseum.org) for organizing the event! Below Collier descendants Barry, Dana, Maria & Terry out side of Everglades City Hall during the festivities.