Yesteryear I Lived In Paradise

Yesteryear 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 State Park.

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.