The Koreshan Unity settlement in Estero is one of Florida's most interesting yet largely under-researched chapters of history. Organized by the mystical Cyrus Teed, the Koreshans created at the turn of the twentieth century one of Florida's few self-sustaining communal societies. The original Koreshans are gone now, but their heritage lives on in the form of the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, reminding over fifty thousand annual visitors of one of Florida's unique historical episodes. In particular, the Koreshans' leading economic enterprises-their publishing ventures-reflected the crux of the Koreshan experience in Florida. Their extant literature and disparate archived documents represent a rich and largely untapped legacy for researchers interested in pursuing this significant aspect of state and national history.1
Winsboro, Irvin D.S.
"The Koreshan Communitarians' Papers and Publications in Edtero, 1894-1963,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 83:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol83/iss2/5