The following articles are first hand accounts of the early years in Sutherland, Ozona, Crystal Beach, Wall Springs, Curlew and East Lake; what we now call Palm Harbor.        (Authors and credits are contained in the documents)

 TitleDescription
Yesteryear, I Lived In ParadiseA presentation by Terry Fortner about her grandmother's memories of growing up on Caladesi Island.
Where is Palm Harbor?A visual history of Palm Harbor by Dr. Tom Rose
The Story of James CraverOften considered the "father" of Sutherland, Jim Craver founded many of our present institutions.
The Duke of SutherlandHow Sutherland (Palm Harbor) got its name. (maybe)
History of Crystal BeachCB Community Association Report
N. Pinellas owes growth to many folkSuncoast Progress article by Glen Dill - 2-3-1980
Early Florida HistoryA timeline of Florida history from 12,000 BC through 2007
Early History of OzonaHistory of Ozona made by Ira Wood
Early Historical TimesWritten by W.P. Sutton in 1950, traces family history to Palm Harbor
History of the Orange Belt RailwayHistory of the rail system in Florida and its path through Pinellas County
Interview w/ Dr. Grace Whitford ParrEarly Ozona resident, doctor and community activist
A.D. Boyd: From 16,000 acres to 9History of the largest cattle ranch in Florida
History of the Judge Hartley HouseNow the North Pinellas Historical Museum
The Magnolia InnHistory of Ozona's Magnolia Inn
Story of James Van ValkenburgEarly Palm Harbor history beginning in 1922
The Reverend Mr. DurranceUnknown history of Palm Harbor's Oak Trail Books
Faith Mission Newspaper ArticleMarch 3, 1940 - Atlanta Constitution (Very Large File)
History Of the Faith MissionCrystal Beach's Blue Heron Hotel and Faith Mission
Gulf Vista RetreatReligious retreat that replaced the Faith Mission after death of Rev. Markert
A Step Back Into YesteryearA brief history and pictorial tour of historic Palm Harbor (Very Large File)
Retiring to a home of memories - Bill PolaskiRetiring to a home of memories - Bill Polaski
1883 Letter to Ebie Tinney1883 Letter to Ebie Tinney in Ozona from her friend May in Anclote Key
Asking for a date in 1881Johnie asks Ebie for a date in 1881
The Starkey LegacyThe life of Jay Starkey, an original Pinellas Pioneer.
Crystal Beach RealtyOriginal sales brochure for Crystal Beach real estate - 1912
Southern College FireSouthern College fire in 1921 (former San Marino Hotel) and its move to Clearwater