Anna Maria Island (Images of America) by Bonner Joy

By Bonner Joy

Anna Maria Island was inhabited through local americans, yet because the attractiveness grew to become identified to its first homesteader, George L. Bean, the island�s future was once to be a beacon to paradise. despite mangrove forests and throngs of mosquitoes, humans got here through boat to benefit from the white sand shores and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with their cool onshore breezes and blazing sunsets. The Islander newspaper of the Fifties heralded, �Where lifestyles is sweet and the fishing is great.� Anglers got here from afar to check their talents opposed to tarpon, the world�s maximum online game fish, and to seek goliath grouper within the depths of Tampa Bay. glossy bridges hooked up the island to the mainland in 1957, and with that the seven-mile-long island used to be on its option to turning into the jewel of Manatee County.

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