Discovery of Ancient Calusa Indian Canal in
A team of archaeologists, including Bob Carr from
the Archaeological & Historical Conservancy,
followed a backhoe as it dug trenches for a new
water line in downtown Naples. The man-made canal
has been known to scholars since the nineteenth
century when it was first documented by a
survey in 1874.
Locating the canal was aided with maps from Todd Turrell's book Naples Waterfront History -
Changes in Time. Funding for radiocarbon
dating was provided by Mr. Turrell and
by Mrs. Lavern N. Gaynor and
the Naples Backyard History
Old Naples Museum
Visit our INDIAN CANAL PAGE TO LEARN MORE...
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Based on original oil paintings by Naples Backyard History
Heritage Trail Artist Michael Thompson.
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New Orleans Girl - 3rd Street South
A View From 32nd Avenue South
Periwinkle Cottage - 11th Avenue South
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Naples Backyard History
"The mission of Naples Backyard History is to partner with our community colleagues to ensure our unique cultural history is accessible as we promote, preserve and provide educational experiences to the residents and visitors of Naples and Collier County."
Naples Backyard History was birthed in 2007 from the desire to “save history”. Our declaration was to lead the way in defining sustainable solutions to promote our area’s unique identity, character and history. Our intention was to showcase all of the cultural and heritage areas in both the City and County that gives our community its meaning.