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Doris Marie Leeper

(1929-2000)

 

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Doris Marie Leeper was a sculptor and painter from parksign_6New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 1999. Her home in Eldora became the focal point for a campaign to preserve 24 miles of ocean-front property from development.  She was instrumental in the creation of the 58,000-acre Canaveral National Seashore. The preserve remains the longest stretch of undeveloped beach on Florida's east coast.