Published: Jul 12, 2011 11:26 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 12, 2011 9:21 PM EDT

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- The city of Sanibel has been using social media such as Facebook, and its city website, to keep the community up to date with current and future events. Now, they're using their website to showcase a bit of history.

"Sanibel has a very unique history," said City Manager Judie Zimomra.

That can be seen here on the city's website: courtesy of a local PBS station.

"We want our residents, our visitors, our guests, people from around the world who are interested in Sanibel to be able to lean about this history from those very residents who've lived it," she said.

Charlie McCullough., 88, is one long-time resident.

From his house on the island, build in 1908, to the piles of photographs he's taken: a glimpse into the island's past is seen right here in black and white.

"Its funny, everything I took, no matter where it is, I can remember exactly where i was," he said.

There's something about Sanibel he says is special. Its that history and way of life the city wants to show to the world.