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Book Signing by Author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

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Date: March 5, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

On March 17, at 1:30 p.m. author, Maureen Sullivan-Hartung will give a presentation, followed by a book signing of her book: "Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby." The presentation will be at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center auditorium, 33000 Tamiami Trail East.

Maureen is a 30-year resident of Naples, Florida, and continues to pitch stories to various editors on this historic area, wanting everyone to come to know and love it as she does. Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby is her first book.

This presentation is provided with cooperation from the Florida National Parks Association. The association is an official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities within the national park units of South Florida. www.evergladesassociation.org

For additional information, please contact the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome center at 239-695-4758.

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

Feeding alligators creates nuisance alligators. Every year alligators that have been fed by visitors begin to lose their fear of humans. If these animals become aggresive they are killed to ensure visitor safety. To avoid this tragic end for these unique animals DO NOT FEED THEM.