First Community Church

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The first church building in Stuart, built in 1895 near the railroad tracks.  It was a community church (used by other denominations) but built by the Methodist congregation.  Across the track was the small juice stand settle up by Stanley Kitching in 1902 and the larger 1901 George Parks Store.

Pineapple Fields

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Morris Johns (far right side) with other single male pioneers to the Stuart area.  Many bachelor’s settled here, established their pineapple fields before seeking brides.