Posted by: sunnyharvy | February 21, 2017

An Inside-Out World

A few miles east of Fort Myers, Boondockers Welcome host Larry, offered up this beautiful river front location as our free campsite.

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Our next stop proved to be quite peculiar. Koreshan State Historic Site is where Dr. Cyrus Teed established a communal colony in 1894. He brought his followers to Estero to build the “New Jerusalem” for his new faith, Koreshanity. The colony, known as the Koreshan Unity, believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere!

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One of the models Teed used to explain his belief.

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What do you think about his “proof”?

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What remains of their once vibrant community are 11 beautifully maintained historic structures that date from 1882-1920 and landscaped grounds including unique ornamental exotic vegetation from throughout the world.

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Bamboo Landing, where all goods were delivered before there were roads.

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Beautiful staircase built by one of the members.

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One of just a few private residences. Most lived in dorm type accommodations.

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This massive engine powered the settlement.

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The power house control panel.

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Gopher tortoises are among today’s residents at Koreshan State Historic Site.

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Responses

  1. Koreshan Premise… the key word is proportionate which makes it true, imo.

  2. Koreshan Unity! Who knew? You certainly happen onto the most interesting places. Love the big tortoise!


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