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Porch of Hotel on Shell Point 1908

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Summary:
There are few photos of the old hotel, reportedly built on the site of native Ucita (native tribe who lived in the area at the time of DeSoto's entry in Florida) mound at the end of Ruskin's Shell Point. This picture, from the Joni Maschek archives and labeled as a 1908 photo of the Ruskin hotel was the first residence for George Miller and his family. In some of the interviews of the children (some of which are contained in the site, you will find references to their time in this hotel. Miller's first goal was to create a town in the vicinity of the hotel, which he intended to call Venoa, was abandoned because of the difficult terrain at the end of Shell Point. At that point, he began searching for land on properties owned an abandoned lumber camp which included lands along the Little Manatee River where Ruskin is now located.
Title: Porch of Hotel on Shell Point 1908.
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Type of Resource: still image
Date Created: 1908
Place of Publication: Ruskin FL
Summary: There are few photos of the old hotel, reportedly built on the site of native Ucita (native tribe who lived in the area at the time of DeSoto's entry in Florida) mound at the end of Ruskin's Shell Point. This picture, from the Joni Maschek archives and labeled as a 1908 photo of the Ruskin hotel was the first residence for George Miller and his family. In some of the interviews of the children (some of which are contained in the site, you will find references to their time in this hotel. Miller's first goal was to create a town in the vicinity of the hotel, which he intended to call Venoa, was abandoned because of the difficult terrain at the end of Shell Point. At that point, he began searching for land on properties owned an abandoned lumber camp which included lands along the Little Manatee River where Ruskin is now located.
Identifier: HCC0101RUS403 (IID)
Subject(s): Shell Point, Ruskin, Venoa
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/hccfl/fd/HCC0101RUS403
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Host Institution: HCCFL

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