Tree of Knowledge Park, Downtown
DeSoto County Historical Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit
501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the saving, storing securely,
and displaying, as much of the history of DeSoto County as we
have a building and are planning our first historical
actively working to gather valuable and interesting things of
our past history.
to our home on the web, and we hope you will stay awhile and
learn a bit about the past of this county that we call
Gordon Ford demonstrating his whipcracking
Made from a series of photos taken at the
First Annual Pioneer Days.
series of historical books on DeSoto County's past,
people & places.
Recollections I (copies
sell for $7),
Recollections II (copies
sell for $8) and Recollections
III. Click on the cover image to read the
table of contents for each issue. These books are for
sale at the following businesses in
OR, add $2 shipping and handling for each book and
send a check or money order to the DeSoto County Historical
Society, P.O. Box 1824, Arcadia, FL 34265. All proceeds
will help the Society preserve and promote the history of
DeSoto County for future generations.
They are getting great reviews! Read one here and here.
We now have "South Florida Pioneers," a
35-volume set of magazines compiled,
edited, and written by Richard Livingston, available
through our Web site. The
fee for the entire set is $150 and $20 for each
set purchased through our Web site
will be donated to the Society. Click here for the downloadable order
visit our friends on the web:
All-Florida Championship Rodeo
Main Street Program, Inc.
Crowley Museum & Nature
County Chamber of Commerce
County Fair Association
DeSoto County GenWeb
History Out of the Box
Veterinary Services, PA