Dr. Jeff McCullers talked on the history of education in Lee County with special attention to our own one room school house. His talk was interesting and informative. So much of it had to do with our old buildings here in Estero.

He started back in 1566 when there was a mission on Mount Key. Children were home schooled. He spoke of the effects of single men, the beef, salt and sugar crops, Andrew Jackson’s part. In 1887 there were only 5 schools in “Monroe” County. It was not called “Lee County” until 1887. Bonita Springs was called “Survey” and the school year was only three months long. So much more was covered in his talk.

Our thanks to Dr. Jeff McCullers for a most entertaining afternoon on the deck.