Fritz, Florence, 1901-1969

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Florence Irene Fritz, born in 1901, was an author, publisher, and Florida historian. Her articles and books covered the Everglades, the

Seminole Indians, early Florida pioneers, and other aspects of southwest Florida history.

For over eighteen years she produced a tourist brochure, Hello Stranger! which she

distributed throughout the United States. In addition to her many publications, Fritz

worked as a caseworker among homesteaders and the Seminole Indians, as a realtor in

southwest Florida, and as the first woman mayor of Fort Myers. She participated in

many organizations, including the Florida Historical Society, the Southwest Florida

Historical Society, the Red Cross, and the Junior Red Cross. Florence I. Fritz died on May 17, 1969.

From the guide to the Florence I. Fritz papers, 1926-1969, (USF Tampa Library - Special & Digital Collections)

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Miramar (Fla.)
Chokoloskee (Fla.)
Fort Myers (Fla.)
Vietnam
South America
Gulf Coast (Fla.)
Fort Myers (Fla.)
Everglades (Fla.)
La Belle (Fla.)
Pensacola (Fla.)
Tamiami Trail (Fla.)
Florida Keys (Fla.)
Charlotte County (Fla.)
Naples (Fla.)
Estero (Fla.)
Bonita Springs (Fla.)
Boca Grande (Fla.)
Florida
Central America
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Cuba
Florida
Subject
Canals
Steamboats
Seminole Indians
Calusa Indians
Manatees
Indians of North America--History
Flood control
Sharks
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Birth 1901

Death 1969

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