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128 pages

Fort Myers

Creator: Gregg M. Turner, Stan Mulford | History - 2001-02-15

As the years passed, Fort Myers grew and began to attract winter visitors, including such famous Americans as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, both of whom had homes in the area, as well as wealthy sportsmen eager to try their luck at tarpon ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

About this book
Located on the wide and beautiful Caloosahatchee River, just fifteen miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers, the fabled "City of Palms," is known throughout the world for its tropical weather and many local attractions. Exotic flowers and shrubbery dot the city landscape, which today includes a revitalized downtown, inviting neighborhoods, endless shopping, and a breathtaking waterfront. Like many Florida communities, the origin of Fort Myers can be traced to the Seminole Indian wars of the 1800s. The fort itself-named for Lt. Col. Abraham Myers-was established in the frontier region to quell uprisings and help in the Indian Removal campaigns. It was later used by Union forces during the Civil War, was abandoned, and then reoccupied by courageous settlers who relied on the cattle business, and citrus and vegetable farming to sustain their families and their new town. As the years passed, Fort Myers grew and began to attract winter visitors, including such famous Americans as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, both of whom had homes in the area, as well as wealthy sportsmen eager to try their luck at tarpon fishing in nearby Gulf waters. When the railroad finally reached Fort Myers, tourists, transplants, retirees, and many more would discover the irresistible charms of one of Florida's newest gems. Located on the wide and beautiful Caloosahatchee River, just fifteen miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers, the fabled "City of Palms," is known throughout the world for its tropical weather and many local attractions. Exotic flowers and shrubbery dot the city landscape, which today includes a revitalized downtown, inviting neighborhoods, endless shopping, and a breathtaking waterfront. Like many Florida communities, the origin of Fort Myers can be traced to the Seminole Indian wars of the 1800s. The fort itself-named for Lt. Col. Abraham Myers-was established in the frontier region to quell uprisings and help in the Indian Removal campaigns. It was later used by Union forces during the Civil War, was abandoned, and then reoccupied by courageous settlers who relied on the cattle business, and citrus and vegetable farming to sustain their families and their new town. As the years passed, Fort Myers grew and began to attract winter visitors, including such famous Americans as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, both of whom had homes in the area, as well as wealthy sportsmen eager to try their luck at tarpon fishing in nearby Gulf waters. When the railroad finally reached Fort Myers, tourists, transplants, retirees, and many more would discover the irresistible charms of one of Florida's newest gems.



96 pages

Fort Myers

Creator: Gerri Reaves | History - 2008-05-14

Cattle stroll to market, and post-World War II newcomers transform the paradise of Gilded Age millionaires and tin-can tourists. Fort Myers continues to reinvent itself, maintaining the treasures of its richly storied past.

Publisher: Arcadia Pub

About this book
In these photographs, the neighborhood service station, the drugstore soda fountain, and steamboat mail-delivery live on. Nineteenth-century storefronts stand amid condo towers. Cattle stroll to market, and post-World War II newcomers transform the paradise of Gilded Age millionaires and tin-can tourists. Fort Myers continues to reinvent itself, maintaining the treasures of its richly storied past.



128 pages

Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards

Creator: Gregg Turner | 2005-05-25

Fort Myers lies on the beautiful, wide Caloosahatchee River.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

About this book
Fort Myers lies on the beautiful, wide Caloosahatchee River. Tropical flowers and palm trees dot the landscape, which today boasts a revitalized downtown, historic neighborhoods, shopping, and a breathtaking waterfront. The fort itself, named for Lt. Col. Abraham Myers, was established to quell uprisings and help the Indian Removal campaigns. It was later used by Union forces in the Civil War, abandoned, and then reoccupied by courageous settlers who relied on the cattle business and farming to sustain families and the community. In the late 1800s, Fort Myers began to attract famous winter residents, such as "electrician" Thomas Edison, as well as wealthy sportsmen trying their luck at tarpon fishing. When the "iron horse" finally arrived in 1904, Fort Myers experienced an economic transformation, and her days as a frontier cow town were numbered.


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  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Days Out Around Fort Myers (Days Out in Florida) (Volume 4)

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    A travel guide you don't want to be without

    0 5/5 Lisa Binion "Lisa Binion" (Beattyville, KY) - See all my reviews This review is from: Days Out Around Fort Myers (Days Out in Florida) (Volume 4) (Paperback) Gillian Birch has done a fantastic job with Days Out Around Fort Myers. This is a guide you will want to read and keep with you as you visit this beautiful city in Florida.This book is divided into chapters, one on each site. It begins with the Burroughs Home and Gardens on the Caloosahatchee River, and ends with the Billie Swamp Safari. For each site, you are given the location, directions on how to get there, what to expect when you visit, and if there are any activities geared toward children and young people. So you can plan your day accordingly, you are also told the admission fees, the tour times if any are offered, nearby places to eat, and other attractions that are close by. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2013
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    Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida)

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    Title Says It All

    0 5/5 Steven E. Colburn "Steve C" (Florida) - See all my reviews, February 1, 2014

    A must for old and new residents

    0 5/5 Sherman Peabody (Stuart, Fl United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida) (Paperback) This is a wonderful look at the history of Fort Myers. Ms. Reaves did an excellent job of telling the story of the pioneers as well as the people who came afterwards, including one of the more famous residents, Thomas Edison. She should be commended. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 17, 2014

    where i live

    0 5/5 linda beyer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida) (Paperback) wonderful information, history, pictures, etc. great book for residents as well as addition to guest room readingmaterial. recommended reading for residents. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 6, 2013
    List Price: $21.99


  • University Press of Florida

    Day Hiking Southwest Florida: A Guide to the Best Trail Adventures in Greater Naples and Fort Myers (Florida Quincentennial Book)

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    Perfect for us.

    0 5/5 Allen - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Day Hiking Southwest Florida: A Guide to the Best Trail Adventures in Greater Naples and Fort Myers (Florida Quincentennial Book) (Paperback) The book contains trains that fits into our abilities. We took one hike so far and the description of the trail was very detailed and correct. We look forward to doing more of these hikes. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 5, 2014
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  • Phase 4 Films

    Fort Bliss

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  • A Walking Tour of Fort Myers, Florida (Look Up, America!)

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    0 1/5 maric - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: A Walking Tour of Fort Myers, Florida (Look Up, America!) (Kindle Edition) Can't rate never received. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2014


  • Waterproof Charts

    Waterproof Chart, 25 TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NORTH TO FORT MYERS AND BOCA GRANDE

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  • MADE IN FORT MYERS - HOMETOWN PRIDE Mens Pullover Hoodie, XL, Black

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    100% Cotton Preshrunk Jersey Knit tees, 50/50 blend fleece
    This item is not affiliated with any existing intellectual property or trademark.
    Please note - the item itself was not MADE IN that city... just the wearer... YOU!
    Seamless double-needle 7/8" collar and Taped neck and shoulders
    Double needle sleeves and hems


  • Police

    GEORGE BRETT 1981 Fort Myers Police Card Kansas City Royals Baseball SGA

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  • Nice Case Store

    wooden pillars in fort myers beach florida - Case Cover for iPhone 4 and 4s (Beaches Series, Watercolor style, White)

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    ACCESS: Full access to all functions (buttons, ports, front and rear camera, and flash)
    Perfect gift for your friends
    Heat press technology on hard plastic, waterproof, light and durable
    Slim, form-fitting design


  • Pineapple Pr

    The Edisons Of Fort Myers: Discoveries of the Heart

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Arrest made in Fort Myers shooting: Fort Myers police arrested James Brown, aka "Baby J," Monday night. He's been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alexis Wilson Saturday, Jan. 25. Video courtesy of WINK NEWS ...
The News-Press - Jan 29, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers Police Department released surveillance pictures of a car they believe is involved in a fatal shooting in Fort Myers. Officers responded to the intersection of Winkler Avenue and Shoemaker Boulevard reference a ...
Fox 4 - Jan 27, 2014

The library system director Sheldon Kaye says the parking is by design, so visitors would be forced to walk the streets of Downtown Fort Myers and see what the city has to offer. And it does work for folks like Anina Bachrach. "I am so tickled that I ...
NBC2 News - Jan 29, 2014

Deep South storm scrubs Fort Myers-Atlanta flights The bitter cold storm that swept into the U.S. Deep South today likely is causing many of the flight cancellations at Southwest Florida International. As of 9:40 a.m., the airport's flight information display at www.flylcpa.com showed 10 cancelations ...
Lehigh Acres News Star - Jan 28, 2014

SARASOTA -- After Cardinal Mooney's Class 2A-Region 3 semifinal, girls soccer head coach Graham Warne said he was happy with how the Cougars played. Mooney (19-4) possessed the ball with great success and fired several shots at Fort Myers Bishop ...
Bradenton Herald - Jan 29, 2014


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