I Lived in Paradise
by Myrtle Scharrer Betz
A captivating first-person account of the challenging
and wondrous experiences of a Florida pioneer family
homesteading the barrier island that is now Caladesi Island
Non-fiction book, Autobiographical, Includes Bird Check
List, Historical Timeline, and extraordinary photos and illustrations.
Award Recipient for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Preservation
Education/Media from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, 2009.
This new and enlarged edition includes more than 130 historic illustrations providing a visual legacy to complement Myrtle's narrative.
Granddaughter and certified Florida Master Naturalist, Terry Fortner has added a timeline to clarify the history, extending to the years before and after the narrative itself.