Wind Across the Everglades

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Photo Courtesy of William Hughes

Take a break from the summer heat on August 2nd at 7 PM at the Rose History Auditorium, where you will enjoy the story of an earlier time in Southwest Florida. Speakers William Hughes and Craig Woodward will present the story and locations used in the movie “Wind Across the Everglades.” Bill will recount the tales of the relationships that led to the making of the movie, and Craig will bring the movie’s shooting locations to life.

Filmed in 1958 in Everglades City and the surrounding area, the movie will take you back in time before the modern development that surrounds us, as Bud Schulberg tells the story of Bud Kirk and Kathryn (Kappy) Hazel Stephens Kirk (Tommie Barfield’s niece).

“Wind Across the Everglades” is filled with Hollywood stars who descended on this area to produce this very special look into South Florida’s history. So get ready for an exciting look back at our own history and our founding families.

Marco Island Historical Society members are admitted free of charge, non-members are asked to pay $5. The Marco Island Historical Society is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. For more information call 239-642-1440 or visit

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