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Title: Friends of the Randell Research Center
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Place of Publication: Pineland, Fla.
Publication Date: March 2006
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Friends of the Vol. 5, No. 1



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Classroom and Book Shop Take Shape

Long-awaited Teaching Pavilion to be Completed this Spring

by Bill Marquardt


A few years ago, Iwas on Sanibel
Island to visit my friend Jose Leal, Director of
the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Having
arrived early for our meeting, I decided to see
what was going on at the CROW (Clinic for the
Rehabilitation of Wildlife) facility just down the
street. The CROW folks had worked with our
Florida Museum exhibit staff for years, and
were well appreciated locally, but I had never
seen their place. I arrived just a few minutes The classroom, bool
before P. J. Dietschel was about to begin a and storage areas ar
visible. Construction
public presentation in CROW's teaching expected to be finish
pavilion. Dr. Dietschel's talk was quite by May, 2006.
interesting, as was the short video she The interior of the cl
showed. However, I was also impressed by room can be seen in
the .ii 1. i.o in which I was sitting. It was open photo taken Februa
2006. (Photos by B. Mar
and airy, yet comfortable. The acoustics were ....................
good, and the lighting allowed one to show a
video or slide presentation, give a demonstration, or teach a class. I
became convinced that we needed something comparable at the
Randell Research Center, where school children and adults already
came for guided tours, special events, and education programs. At the
time, we had no shelter for people on a hot or rainy day, and our
restroom facilities consisted of a single chemical toilet.
I brought up the subject at our next RRC advisory board meeting, and
the idea was enthusiastically received. Architect Jeff Mudgett offered to
design a i .. Ii ill i that would meet our needs for a teaching pavilion,
classroom, bookshop, and restrooms. Engineer Tim Keene volunteered
to coordinate the engineering and permitting. Dick Workman said he
would donate the environmental-impact work. The Stans Foundation
got us started financially with a generous gift, and we were off and


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running. We broke ground in April, 2003, and the rest rooms and main
pavilion were completed later that year. Then more funds had to be
raised to complete the classroom and bookshop. Now in early 2006 we
are seeing the final stages of construction. In between, there have been
many generous gifts and donated services, as well as critical state
matching funds.
We thank all who have contributed time and money to make this
dream come true. And, to our colleagues at CROW, thanks for the
inspiration!










Randell Center Will

Host New Public

Archaeologist
by Bill Marquardt

SOOn the RRC will add a second full-time professional archaeologist to
its staff, funded by the new Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN).
The Florida Legislature has established FPAN to promote and facilitate the
conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida's archaeological
heritage through regional centers. Each center will serve a several-county
region, and each center will receive a yearly grant to pay for a public
archaeologist, his or her staff, and supplies and equipment to assist in the
public education mission.
The first year (2006) will see the establishment of a coordinating office at
the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and three charter regional centers.
Up to five additional centers will be started in 2007. These will be chosen based
on geographic balance, regional need, feasibility of the host institution's
proposed programs and plan, and potential for success.
The Randell Research Center has been chosen as one of the three charter
regional public archaeology centers. The other two are in St. Augustine
andTampa. TheRRC'snewl, 1111 li I. .. ilgi-i ill be headquartered in
Pineland at the RRC main office, but will bring archaeological knowledge


Visitors to our excavations during the "Year of the Indian" project,
May, 1990. Public interest in archaeology has always been high in
southwest Florida. RRC's new staff archaeologist will help us expand
our public outreach to a five-county region. (Photo by B. Marquardt)

to Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. Specifically, the
FPAN ii. I, ..I i, I" ill operate a public outreach program, promote
heritage tourism, disseminate information to the public, assist teachers
with lesson plans, promote existing regional heritage events and programs,
develop reg, .1, ii id ii l, . i l i -i and assist local governments in their
efforts to preserve and protect archaeological resources. We are excited
about this new program, which will allow the RRC to reach a much wider
audience in southwest Florida.


New and Renewing Friends of the RRC from
November 23, 2005 through February 15, 2006
(Please let us know of any errors or omissions. Thank you for your support!)


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Supporting Members
($1,000- $4,999)
Virginia Amsler
Garfield Beckstead
Chris & Gayle Bundschu
Jane Wilde, in memory of
Chuck Wilde
Carol Byrne & R. Bruce
Williams
Sponsoring Members
($500 $999)
Stephen W. Kent
Joyce C. Mutz
Stephen Tutko
Contributing Members
($100- $499)
Marion Almy
Bijan & Mitra Bakhtian
Barbara G. Beddall
SBillBoden


Robin C. Brown
Suzie B. Browne
Jefferson Chapman
Elizabeth & Cody Davis
Lammot duPont
Carolyn & August Fischer
Anina H. Glaize
Bill & Edna Hager
Barbara & Carl Harcourt
Evelyn & Gene Hemp
Thomas A. Joseph
Carole Kircher
Ronald & Mary Koontz
Jennie McBean
Elaine McLaughlin
Janet E. Levy
Jerald T. Milanich
Elaine & Robert Mooney
Carolyn M. Murphey
J. William Newbold
Bob & Barbara Sumwalt
Rae Ann Wessel
Judith A. Williams


Family Members
Ray & Ellen Garten
Shirley Gebhard
Carol Godwin & Karl Vierck
Robert & Amy Kasdan
Carol & James Hoyem
Randy & Dianne King
Dr. Gerald & Phyllis Lanberg
Art & Lynn Lee
Barbara J. Mulle
Howard & Karen Noonan
John Paeno
Carol & Bill Rosenberg
Betty & Herb Seidel
Lillian Sizemore
Robert Thompson
Ed & Gloria Winn
Individual Members
Elizabeth F. Abbott
Jack Berninger
Loretta Blessing
Sandy Burch


Frank Desguin
Barbara B. Dobbs
Guy P. Fischer
Kim E. Gibbons
Pete Golling
Frank J. Grieco
Frances E. Hermann
Edith Marquardt
Jeffrey M. Mitchem
Karen Nelson
Mary Myers Peterson
Margit Schulz
Randal L. Walker
Warm Mineral Springs/
Little Salt Springs
Archaeological Society
Dale Weber
Michael Wylde
Student Members
John E. Dietler
Jose Langone


Sustaining Memb
($5,000 $19,999
Paul & Warren Mi


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Early Anglo-American Settlers

Source of Local Place Names
by John Worth


M any of the place names for local 2
geographic features in and around Pineland have historic
origins, including several that bear witness to some of the
first Anglo-American settlers in northern Pine Island Sound,
all of whom were contemporaries of one another. One of the
most prominent modern features of the Pineland site, Brown's
Mound, takes its name from Rhode Island native Henry Brown
(born 1810), who settled at the Pineland shoreline about 1853,
after having lived since before 1840 as an unmarried sailor in
Key West. Brown lived at Pineland for more than two decades,
including during the turbulent Civil War era, when in 1862 he
helped the crew of a Key West schooner escape to the U.S.S. .
Penguin anchored at Useppa Island after their vessel was run g
aground and scuttled by a Confederate sloop in Matlacha Pass.
Other nearby islands also took their names from early
settlers, including Josslyn Island (itself a prehistoric Calusa
shell mound complex), which took its name from Captain
William E. Jocelyn. Although born about 1812 in
Massachusetts, Jocelyn nevertheless enlisted in the Florida
Volunteer Coast Guards from Key West in 1861, and later
served in the Confederate infantry. He settled after 1870 on the island that
later took his name, and soon developed fame as a shady local character
who always carried a rusty rifle, with a pistol and long knife in his belt.
Jocelyn lived alone there until his death in 1886.
Nearby Demere Key takes its name from Jocelyn's neighbor to the south,
Georgia native Lewis Demere, born in 1813 on St. Simons Island. He was the
great-grandson of Captain Raymond Demere who fought against the


Artist's sketch of the appearance of the shoreline settlement at Pineland,
near Brown's Mound, as it appeared in 1884. (Source: Harper's NewMonthly
Magazine 9 (1884-1885), p. 222)

Spanish in the 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh. Lewis settled on the island that
later took his name in the 1870s with his wife Virginia and son Raymond.
Although fairly recent compared to their Calusa and Cuban predecessors,
these nineteenth-century settlers also left their own mark on the landscape.


Endowment Goal Within Reach


As reported in the September 2003
Friends Newsletter, the F II 11 i ii' I I .1 i i '
added $600,000 to our endowment fund. In
2004, the State matched this with $420,000,
surpassing our first-phase goal of $1.3 million.
After analyzing the long-term needs for the
RRC and considering market yields, the decision
was made to increase the endowment goal to
$2,000,000 to ensure adequate funding in the
future for all RRC activities. We are delighted
to report that the endowment now stands at
$1,528,250, or 76.4% of that figure.
This is an especially auspicious time to
contribute to the RRC endowment fund because
we have the opportunity to leverage both state
and federal matching dollars for every private
gift received. Until August 2007, the National


Endowment for the Humanities will match one
dollar for every four dollars we raise. And, for
every $100,000 we raise, the State of Florida
contributes $50,000. To put it simply, we need to
raise only about $300,000 more to reach our
$2,000,000 goal.
Private gifts to the RRC endowment are crucial
to our success! While the salaried position of
our local director, John Worth, is provided by the
University of Florida, all other funds for education
programs, other staff salaries, supplies, services,
and upkeep of our facilities must come from
endowment income, donations, grants, and
memberships in the Friends of the RRC. Please
consider a tax-deductible gift today. Thank you
for your support.


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Annual Honor Roll, 2005

Each Year the Randell Research Center recognizes all those who have donated $100 or more during the previous calendar year by listing
them in the Annual Honor Roll. We extend our heartfelt appreciation for the continued financial support that these and all our gifts represent.


Benefactors
($20,000 $99,999)
Maple Hill Foundation

Sustaining Members
($5,000- $19,999)
Paul & Warren Miller
Susan & Dwight Sipprelle

Supporting Members
($1,000- $4,999)
Virginia Amsler
Gretchen &John Coyle
Florida Anthropological Society
Anina Hills Glaize
Linda & Nick Penniman
Southwest Florida Community
Foundation

Sponsoring Members
($500 $999)
Lawrence & Carol Aten
Peter & Sally B-'g-rn -
Chris & Gayle Bundschu
Carol Byrne & R. Bruce Williams
Don Cyzewski
Greater Pine Island Chamber of
Commerce
Hone Marine C, .i, .II I ,: Inc.
Stephen W. Kent
William H. Marquardt
Joan McMahan
Joyce C. Mutz
Bob Rude Structures, Inc.
Sear Family Foundation
Stephen Tutko
Frances Louise Wolfson


Contributing Members
($100 -$499)
Anne M. Allen
Marion Almy
William & Nicole Ashmore
Carter & Mary Bacon
Barbara G. Beddall
Patricia Blackwell
Bill Boden
Anne Boomer
Robin C. Brown
Suzie B. Browne
Joseph P. Brinton III
Brenda C. Burch
Jefferson Chapman
Ann Cordell
Bill & Mary Sims Cyzewski
Elizabeth & Cody Davis
Barbara B. Dobbs
Lammot duPont
Edison Garden Club
Stan & Mary Farnham
Robin & Lin Fox
Gaea Guides


Gatewood Custom Carpentry, Inc.
Barbara & Carl Harcourt
Michael P. Haymans
Gene & Evelyn Hemp
The Hendry Law Firm
Carol & James Hoyem
Thomas A. Joseph
Helen R. Kiefer
Carole Kircher
Robert & Jacalyn Kish
Ronald & Mary Koontz
Robin C. Krivanek
Janet E. Levy
Darcie MacMahon
Jennie McBean
Russell McCarty
Robert N. McQueen
Richard & Marilyn Merritt
Jerald Milanich & Maxine Margolis
Barbara W. Mulle
J. William Newbold
Dan & Linda O'Connell
John & Lynne Paeno
Vernon & Edna Jane Peeples
Darbee & David Percival


Editor:
William Marquardt
Writers:
William Marquardt
John Worth
Production:
GBS Productions


Phillips Electronics North America
Anne Reynolds
Donna L. Ruhl
Karl & Kathryn Schroeder
Beverly & Jon Sensbach
John & Glenda Sirmans
Randal L. Walker
John & Mary Anne Wasileski
Ann Winterbotham & George
Campbell
Victoria & William Winterer
Bill &Ann' -,,l 1l .
Richard W. Workman
Michael Wylde


Send questions or comments to:
John Worth
Randell Research Center
PO Box 608 FLORIDA
Pineland FL 33945-0608 MUSEUM
OF NATURAL HISTORY
Telephone (239) 283-2062
Fax (239) 283-2080
Email: randellcenter@comcast.net UNIVERSITY OF
Website: www.flmnh.ufl.edulRRC/ 4 FLORIDA


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and above) receive all of the above + complimentary
RRC publications and special briefings from the
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National Endowment for the Humanities.


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The Calusa and Their Legacy: South Florida People
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by Darcie A. MacMahon and William H. Marquardt
U. Press of Florida, hardcover $39.95
Culture and Environment in the Domain of the Calusa
edited by William H. Marquardt; Monograph 1, softcover $25.00
Sharks and Shark Products in Prehistoric South Florida
by Laura Kozuch; Monograph 2, softcover $5.00
The Archaeology of Useppa Island
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