Looking Back

  • Shuffleboard at Fisherman's Lodge

    Emma Alt (on right) and friend playing shuffleboard on the Fisherman's Lodge court (pre 1940).

  • The Dickey Hotel

    This image is the Dickey Hotel, built in 1911. The hotel was leased by the Snyder School For Boys and burned down in 1935. Belton Johnson built his first house on the site after the hotel burned down. 

  • Bill Shannon And His Frond House

    In this image from the early 1950s, Bill Shannon is in front of his palm frond house. He and his wife, Mae, opened the Sunshine Cafe on Palm Avenue (currently Andy Rosse Lane) on Captiva in 1951.

  • Not Your Ordinary Watchdog

    This is an image of Ina Watson on Captiva Island restraining one of her "watchdog" alligators that she caught.  Ina Watson and her son Paul maintained a camp site on Chadwick's South Seas Plantation.  View More On This Subject

  • Food Stand: Chadwick Estates

    A "food stand" reportedly located at Chadwick Estates property, date unknown, now South Seas Island resort. There are two structures, one has a pagoda style roof and the other appears to be a converted double decker riverboat.

  • Picnic At Blind Pass

    This photo features a picnic at Blind Pass in the early 1900s. Note the wool clothing. Mrs. Dickey is pictured on the far left.

Bridging the Past and the Present