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Koreshan Unity president Hedwig Michel explaining the Koreshan hollow earth theory at Art Hall in Estero, Florida.
N2009- 3, Papers, ca 1887-1990; Box 1, folder 6
Dr. Cyrus R. Teed's utopian community of 200 followers began relocating from Chicago, Illinois to Florida in 1894. Dr. Teed took the name "Koresh," the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. The colonists believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. The Koreshans built and operated a printing facility, boat works, cement works, sawmill, bakery, store and hostelry. After the death of Dr. Teed in 1908 at the age of 69, membership of his religious group began to decline. In 1961, the four remaining members deeded 305 acres of their land to the state of Florida as a park and memorial. The Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District, a.k.a. Koreshan Unity State Park, was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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Koreshan Unity president Hedwig Michel explaining the Koreshan hollow earth theory at Art Hall in Estero, Florida. 1961 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255147>, accessed 22 September 2021.
Koreshan Unity president Hedwig Michel explaining the Koreshan hollow earth theory at Art Hall in Estero, Florida. 1961 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255147>.