Yesteryear I Lived In Paradise
Yesteryear I Lived in
Author: Myrtle Scharrer Betz
(grandmother of Florida Master Naturalist Graduate Terry Fortner)
A captivating first-person account of the challenging and wondrous experiences of a
Myrtle Scharrer Betz's account of growing up on Caladesi Island is one of the richest portraits available of life in Florida when it truly was the natural, tropical paradise that tourists and residents alike can only dream of discovering today.Told with compelling honesty and humanity, this tale by the only child ever born on Caladesi Island captures the natural wonders, discomforts, challenges, and joys of pioneer life on a Florida West Coast barrier island, spanning the time from when her father, Henry Scharrer, first arrived in America from Switzerland in 1883 until his death in 1934.
Award Recipient for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Preservation Education/Media, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, 2009