Smallwood Store – Chokoloskee, FL | Exploring Florida | WGCU Vintage Documentary Series

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Established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood, The Smallwood Store trading post served a remote and isolated area buying hides, furs, and farm produce in exchange for providing the goods required to survive. Ted Smallwood’s Store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, it remained opened until 1982. When the doors were shut, 90% of the original goods remained in the store. In 1990 Ted’s granddaughter reopened the store as a museum and today it serves as a time capsule of Florida pioneer history.

On the western edge of the Everglades and deep in the heart of the Ten Thousand Islands, Chokoloskee Island has been called one of Florida’s last frontiers. At the Historic Smallwood Store you will learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness.

Exploring Florida is vintage documentary series from the early 1990’s featuring host Kris Thoemke.

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