C. R. Vinten


In past years I have noted with great interest the concern expressed by members of the Florida Historical Society for the protection of the historical and archeological relics which still exist in Florida. In listing these accounts of strange archeological sites and of interesting historical areas, I have always asked myself the question, “What can be done to save the most valuable of these sites so that they will not have to share the fate of many which have been wantonly destroyed?” I believe we will all agree that these historical and archeological relics, which have been passed down to us through many generations are the things which tell the story of Florida most vividly, and which under effective administration and control might become of great educational value to the people of Florida and those who visit the state in such large numbers. The Society is to be congratulated for the conservation work it has already done.