Here are some of the resources used for the Swampy’s Florida book series:


Swampy’s Florida: Florida History

– ‘Dunellon – Boomtown of the 1890s’ by Lester Dinkins
– ‘Enchantment of America – Florida’ by Allan Carpenter
‘Fifty Years of Pleasure’ by Pat Watters
– ‘Florida – A Short History’ by Michael Gannon
‘Florida’s Hurricane History’ by Jay Barnes
‘A Historical Album of Florida’ by Charles A. Wills
‘History of Brevard County – Volume 2’ by Jerrell Schoffner
‘A History of Florida’ by Charlton W. Tebeau
‘Panic in Paradise’ by Ray Vickers



Swampy’s Florida: Florida Wildlife on Land

– ‘Guide to Florida: Mammals’ by Robert Anderson
‘Mammals of Florida’ by Larry N. Brown, Ph.D.
‘Wildlife of the Florida Keys’ by James D. Lazell, Jr.
‘Wilderness Florida’ by Robert Anderson



Swampy’s Florida: Melbourne

‘History of Brevard County’ by Jerrell Shofner, Volumes 1 & 2.
‘Melbourne: A Century of Memories’ by the Melbourne Area Chamber of Commerce Centennial Committee.

Conversations with members of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce.



Swampy’s Florida: Sarasota

Conversations with Larry Kellen, Sarasota Historical Society

”Explore Sarasota and Vicinity’
– ‘Sarasota – A History’ by Jeff LaHurd
‘The Story of Sarasota’ by Karl H. Grismer
‘Yesterday’s Sarasota’ by Del Marth