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Updated: 11/10/2012 08:00:04AM

Memories of an early land surveyor

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In 1924, Punta Gorda’s town attorney Col. J. Hancock wrote to Kelly B. Harvey, who then was residing and working in New York City. He was requesting some information concerning Punta Gorda.

Harvey had been a surveyor in earlier years in Florida. He replied in depth to Hancock in a long letter, which somehow has survived. It is fascinating reading, giving us a glimpse of pioneer times in Florida. Here are a few passages from the well-written letter.

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