See the island you love before it was transformed by the Mackle Brothers into the greatest place on Earth. This video was shot circa 1964, just as construction was beginning. See the original sales models that depicted the development in detail. It's fun to see the undeveloped island, now that we're so familiar with the final product of the Mackle's vision.
Deltona started selling property here in 1965.
This is Marco Island - sometimes called Florida's last frontier. Over two thousand years ago, it was inhabited by Calusa Indians who left enormous shell mounds as monuments. Then came the Spaniards, and after them the Pirates who it is said buried on the beach the gold they looted from the Spanish galleons. Its modern history…