Supposedly, back in the 1850s, there was a trading post located somewhere near what is now Burnt Store Marina. And supposedly, conflicts between the settlers and the remaining Seminoles led to the alleged burning of the store — hence the name Burnt Store. Well, there’s a new store in Burnt Store Marina, and it’s aptly named the Trading Post. And if there’s anybody who can respect the history, or myth, of the Burnt Store folklore, it’s Capt. Will Olds.
For more than two decades, Will taught high school history in Florida. Then he decided he had enough. Long story short, now he and his wife, Lisa, take pride in suiting the needs of the Burnt Store community, as well as Charlotte Harbor anglers and sightseers.
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