Girl Called Tommie: Queen of Marco Island

Girl Called Tommie: Queen of Marco Island

by Elizabeth M. Perdichizzi, Katherine S. Kirk


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Girl Called Tommie: Queen of Marco Island by Elizabeth M. Perdichizzi, Katherine S. Kirk

An historical rendition of the life and times of Tommie Barfield: the book is footnoted with facts from Kirk family files of noted historians D. Graham Copeland and Charton Tebeau and actual newspaper clippings from newspaper files at the turn of the last century. .

Readers are presented with vignettes: incorporating Collier City, dredging and filling to build the Tamiami Trail, digging for clams at 25-cents a bushel, diving for sponges under the protection of a gun, raising pineapples and more.

A Girl Called Tommie offers definitive proof that local Florida villain E. J. Watson killed Oklahoma lady outlaw Belle Starr in Indian Territory and details the dramatic but factual events that ended Watson’s life in Florida in 1910.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780967728155
Publisher: Caxambas Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 145
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Bill Tyson

Bill Tyson, President Marco Island Historical Society

I admire the thoroughness of research. This book captures the life of Tommie Barfield in her time and environment. It keeps your attention, catches your emotions and touches your heart.

Helen Collier Farrell

Helen Collier Farrel, pioneer descendant and member of the Southwest Florida Historical Society

A fascinating ‘must read’ for anyone interested in the history of Marco Island.

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