See larger This photo was taken by members of the Marco Island Historical Society when the Key Marco Cat was on loan from the Smithsonian Institute in 1995. The sculpted cat is probably the most famous Calusa artifact. “It seems to have caught people’s fancy,” says Betsy Perdichizzi, a historical society member. “It’s something some people have actually seen in person. Most of the Calusa artifacts are in museums in (Washington) D.C. or Gainesville.”

Courtesy of the Marco Island Historical Society

This photo was taken by members of the Marco Island Historical Society when the Key Marco Cat was on loan from the Smithsonian Institute in 1995. The sculpted cat is probably the most famous Calusa artifact. “It seems to have caught people’s fancy,” says Betsy Perdichizzi, a historical society member. “It’s something some people have actually seen in person. Most of the Calusa artifacts are in museums in (Washington) D.C. or Gainesville.”

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