|Silas Dent had a unique rowing style -|
he faced the wrong way.
by Kansas City News
Silas Dent (1876-1952) was known as the "Happy Hermit of Cabbage Key". Choosing to live alone on the island of Cabbage Key, now a flourishing upscale tourist area known as Tierra Verde, Silas Dent was known as one of the most rugged survivors of all time. His family moved to southern Florida in 1900 to settle down and raise a dairy farm. When the farm failed Silas' family returned to the cities and villages of the Florida keys, but not Silas. Silas decided that he would rather go at it alone on a then deserted island known as Cabbage Key.
St. Pete Beach. We were fortunate enough to be "stranded" there when the storm blasted through Kansas City last week. The St. Pete Beach area is a tropical paradise in the form of a long thin strip of land that sits along the Gulf. The stretch of island is filled with beach bars, 5 star resorts, and some GREAT restaurants - most importantly all in walking distance along the beach.
|Erica Wallace of Kansas City, Missouri|
American Entertainment Solutions, LLC., Silas Dent's Restaurant, Creative Hospitality, Inc., St. Petersburg History Museum, Photo of Erica Wallace