Reception: “Queen of Marco and the Creation of Collier County”
May 11 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening reception for Queen of Marco and Creation of Collier County.
The Queen of Marco, Tommie Barfield, earned her name with her tenacious pursuit of forwarding Marco Island’s interests. Her intelligent but fiery persistence at Lee County Commissioner’s meetings led to a partnership with business tycoon, Barron G. Collier. Barron put her lobbying skills to effective use in Tallahassee, where she was credited with persuading Florida legislators to create Collier County.