Boca Grande, Florida: Calusa: Lost Civilization Sea Shell Man

The lost civilization of Calusa, the "Shell Indians," lived in this area. Emil Alzamora sculpted this bronze statue of a man cast from local sea shells in 2005.

Sam Murphy Park

355 Park Ave., Boca Grande, FL
Tucked into the back of the small, heavily-wooded Sam Murphy Park. Can't be seen from the street. On the west side of Park Ave. midway between 3rd and 4th Sts W.
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Sea shell man.

Calusa: Lost Civilization Sea Shell Man

Great area. If anything, go and enjoy the island. We first walked right past the opening to the park that Sea Shell Man stands in. It's a nice place to sit and cool down.

[bordeauxbarb, 02/06/2021]

Seashell Man.

Calusa - Lost Civilization Sea Shell Man

Calusa Man still exists, but he's but no longer in the Old Theater Mall. He has been moved down the street to Sam Murphy Park at 355 Park Avenue.

[BoomersOTR, 09/08/2020]

Sea Shell Man.

Calusa - Lost Civilization Sea Shell Man

A statue of a man made out of bronze shells.

[Kevin, 04/23/2014]

In 2005, sculptor Emil Alzamora used sea shells gathered from Boca Grande's beaches to cast a bronze statue of one of the lost civilization of "Shell Indians."

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