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Snook and redfish lie along the beach in 1959. Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida

Snook and redfish lie along the beach in 1959. Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida

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  • Snook and redfish lie along the beach in 1959. Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Unidentified couple on the beach in April 1978. Karl E. Holland  / State Archives of Florida
  • A small sailboat rests on the sand as vacationers walk on the beach in April 1978. Karl E. Holland  / State Archives of Florida
  • Young men and women feeding sea gulls on the beach in Marco Island  in February 1975. Gaines / State Archives of Florida
  • Clair Conley proudly displaying his large snook catch  off Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Ray Stephens in a motorboat off Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • An unidentified fisherman reels in a fish while standing in knee-deep water  off Marco Island in 1968.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • An unidentified fisherman struggles to reel in a fighting tarpon fish off Marco Island in 1966.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Vern W. Busch proudly displaying his snook catch  off Marco Island in 1959.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • John Wilhelm and Clair Conley net a large snook off Marco Island  in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Roy and Delores Martin proudly displaying their redfish catch off Marco Island in 1959.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • John Wilhelm and Clair Conley fishing  off Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • John Wilhelm and Clair Conley fishing  off Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Clair Conley, John Wilhelm and Ray Stephens proudly display their string of snook fish  on Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Clair Conley, John Wilhelm and Ray Stephens proudly display their string of snook fish  on Marco Island in 1965.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Tennis players on Marco Island in February 1975. Gaines / State Archives of Florida
  • Tennis players on Marco Island in February 1975. Gaines / State Archives of Florida
  • Tennis players on Marco Island in December 1976. Karl E. Holland  / State Archives of Florida
  • Dredging with a dragline excavator, circa 1973. Nixon Smiley / State Archives of Florida
  • View of filled area ready for a new housing development on Marco Island in 1972. Nixon Smiley / State Archives of Florida
  • Seine nets drying at a dock in Marco Island in November 1959.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Seine nets drying at a dock in Marco Island in November 1959.  Francis P. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Huts and palm trees shade the beach and inviting waves as tourists walk in the sand, circa March 1973. Tom McLendon / State Archives of Florida
  • This 1966 photo shows a family having fun on Marco Island's beach. Ozzie Sweet / State Archives of Florida

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