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Where Did He Find the Time? — Barron Collier, Visionary Businessman

March 21 | 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

105 Broadway Ave W
Everglades City, 34139 United States
(239) 252-5026

Best-known in our region as the founder and developer of Collier County, Barron Gift Collier was a prodigious and prolific businessman in every sense of the word. In this (almost) birthday tribute, Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will celebrate Mr. Collier’s uncanny commercial acumen and explore some of his lesser-known ventures that included a chain of hotels, bus lines, banks, newspapers, a telephone company, and even a steamship line. Also included will be a discussion of Mr. Collier’s development of the Radium Springs Spa and Resort in Georgia and Luna Park Amusement Center at Coney Island, New York.

Black and white photo of Barron Collier alongside a clock superimposed over Cooney Island at night