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We hope you enjoy these crossword puzzles! With varying degrees of difficulty, these puzzles will test your knowledge of the Island we call home.
Crossword Puzzle 1
The Calusa Indians were the first inhabitants of the Island we now call Gasparilla Island, or Boca Grande. In the mid-1700’s the first settlers and fishermen were drawn to this special area. Shortly thereafter, in the late 1880’s, tarpon and phosphate put the Island on the map. Since its beginnings as an industrial town, a rich history has engendered a unique vacation spot and bustling village. This crossword puzzle focuses on the general history of the Island and it’s evolution. If you get stuck, clues can be found in the Boca Grande Island Jewel video on our website.
Crossword Puzzle 2 (Difficult)
This crossword puzzle will really stretch your command of Boca Grande’s history. Developed by Jim Blaha, Chairperson of the History Center, the puzzle covers a wide range of time periods and events in Boca Grande’s evolution. If you successfully complete this puzzle, you can consider yourself an expert in Island history!
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