50 years ago: 'Wonderful monster'

Marco Eagle

The first 8-page edition of the Marco Eagle was produced in a 20-by-15-foot room 50 years ago on March 31, 1968. 

To celebrate our golden anniversary, we present this limited series of flashbacks each Friday, in partnership with the Marco Island Historical Society. 

50 years ago: A 63-pound tarpon takes a jump in Marco waters. Florida news bureau photographer was ready with his camera when this big one made his mighty leap near the stern of his boat.

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