Take a stroll through Tarpon Springs' history | Arts & Culture
Tarpon Springs, Florida -- It's one of the Bay Area's oldest communities, and Tarpon Springs is also one of its most unique. Now you can learn about the city's history.
Jim Schnur, an archivist and librarian at USF St. Petersburg and official historian for last year's Pinellas County Centennial Celebration, will present a special presentation entitled, "Tarpon Springs by the Decades: A Stroll Through Our History".
The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Tarpon Springs Public Library.
Schnur will retrace the early settlements along the Anclote River, through vivid images and rich narrative, and illustrate how the arrival of the railroad brought dreams and developers, and transformred the sparsely settled frontier into a vibrant and multiethnic community.
The program is free and open to the public. Copies of Schnur's book, Historic Pinellas County: A Centennial History, will be available for sale and signing.