Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site

Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site (HM20HY)

Location: Jupiter, FL 33458 Martin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 58.577', W 80° 9.798'

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When he arrived from New Jersey in the early 1930s, Vincent Natulkiewicz, also known as Vince "Trapper" Nelson found the area still teeming with wildlife. For decades he lived off the land, supplementing his diet of raccoon, gopher tortoise, and opossum with fruit from his citrus grove. In addition to trapping he made his living by developing a business that he called "Trapper's Zoo and Jungle Garden." His docks, cages, cabins and shelters were hand made from pine trees. While he lived there, Trapper introduced hundreds of tourists and local visitors to the river's mystery and beauty, building the image of Eden in South Florida. Trapper Nelson lived in his camp until his mysterious death in 1968. The Trapper Nelson Interpretive Site is a rare survivor of a formerly common building type, exemplary of a vanished occupation and lifestyle, enhanced by its location in equally rare pristine woodland. Trapper Nelson actively engaged in efforts to preserve the Loxahatchee River and to protect his ownership of large tracts along its banks. Trapper's estate was sold by his family to a developer. The Florida Park Service acquired the estate through a land swap and maintains and protects the site for future generations to enjoy.
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HM NumberHM20HY
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByFriends of the Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 583032 N 2984083
Decimal Degrees26.97628333, -80.16330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 58.577', W 80° 9.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 58' 34.62" N, 80° 9' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)561, 305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19462 SE Stockbridge Dr, Jupiter FL 33458, US
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