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Grave Marker of Oliver Fellows Bowen, June 1st 1900

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Date Issued:
1900
Summary:
The gravestone of Oliver Fellows Bowen before placement at Wulfert. Bowen was a Mississippi river boat pilot, one that Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) looked up to as he was growing up. In later years he moved to Sanibel with his Trinidadian wife Mary, and was buried per his request in a well on his property. Bowen experimented with growing agave, which he transported from Trinidad, and conferred with Thomas Edison in the growing of experimental plants.
Title: Grave Marker of Oliver Fellows Bowen, June 1st 1900.
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Type of Resource: still image
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1900
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 black and white photograph
Summary: The gravestone of Oliver Fellows Bowen before placement at Wulfert. Bowen was a Mississippi river boat pilot, one that Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) looked up to as he was growing up. In later years he moved to Sanibel with his Trinidadian wife Mary, and was buried per his request in a well on his property. Bowen experimented with growing agave, which he transported from Trinidad, and conferred with Thomas Edison in the growing of experimental plants.
Identifier: SW00001427 (IID), 47586 (digitool), fgcu:21552 (fedora)
Note(s): Originally digitized by Southwest Florida Library Network as part of the Digitizing Southwest Florida Heritage Project and PALMM Project, 2004 in collaboration with the Sanibel Public Library. Project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.
Subject(s): Sepulchral monuments
Sanibel Island (Fla.)--History
Sanibel (Fla.)
Captiva Island (Fla.)
Grave Markers
Cemetary
Held by: Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Island, Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/ic/SW00001427
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