The Florida Flywheelers were invited to show their engines for a March weekend at the Koreshan State Historic Site. This park is located off I-75 exit 19 and includes a full camping facility, boat ramp, canoeing, fishing, a nature trail and picnic grounds. The Estero River flows through the park into the Estero Bay; and on its banks, the remains of an unusual pioneer settlement are being preserved. A number of the settlement buildings and portions of the grounds have been restored to their appearance during the early years of this century. Two buildings of note here are a machine shop with old line shaft equipment and a generator building with a Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engine.
Among the Flywheelers' engines, there was a Handy Andy owned by Erwin Ernst, also a Tom Thumb, and a Steam Engine belted to a saw.
For more information about the park, contact:
Koreshan State Historic Site, P.O. Box 7, Estero, FL 33928
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