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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.



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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.



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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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Fort Myers, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination ...

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  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

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

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    Rating (1 reviews):
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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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  • Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Discover the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

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    Great book! I love to travel and think it's ...

    0 5/5 Aivy Luu@ - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lonely Planet Discover the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel (Kindle Edition with Audio/Video) Great book! I love to travel and think it's a great book to help since I've never been there before. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 6, 2015


  • Arcadia Publishing

    Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida)

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    (4.6/5)
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    Ft. Myers- Then and Now

    0 5/5 wookie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida) (Paperback) I bought this for an 83 year old's birthday present. She has gone to Ft. Myers since she was a child and seemed totally thrilled with the book. She was familiar with a lot of the old shops and scenes. I understand this is a series and it turned out to be a thoughtful and clever gift. I definitely would buy another Then and Now book!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 12, 2012

    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
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    FORT MYERS & SANIBEL - The Delaplaine 2015 Long Weekend Guide (Long Weekend Guides )

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    (3.0/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Almost laughable

    0 1/5 Jon S. Turner "Jon Turner" (Ozark, MO USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: FORT MYERS & SANIBEL - The Delaplaine 2015 Long Weekend Guide (Long Weekend Guides ) (Paperback) Almost laughable, when this arrived my wife commented that it won't be a very long weekend! This is more of a pamphlet than a guide. Basically, it looks like they've just copied things of the internet like phone numbers and types of menus and cut and pasted it into this pamphlet. Save the money and just contact the Fort Myers/Sanibel travel bureau and they'll send you the same information for free. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 15, 2015

    Good book. Not heavy and right to the point

    0 5/5 Laurie A. Spadaro - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: FORT MYERS & SANIBEL - The Delaplaine 2015 Long Weekend Guide (Long Weekend Guides ) (Paperback) Good book. Not heavy and right to the point! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2014
    List Price: $8.95


  • Kappa Map Group

    Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL Laminated Map

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    Cape Coral FL Laminated Map

    0 5/5 Collette E Haenes - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL Laminated Map (Map) This is a great product. The laminated map helps it last for years to come without having the map tearing in the places you tend to use it for the most. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 30, 2013

    great and current map as of Spring 2013

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer "lp" (SW Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cape Coral & Fort Myers, FL Laminated Map (Map) It's a great map that you can draw on and wipe off when you're done. Seems to be current as of the spring of 2013. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 15, 2013
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    Fort Myers (FL) (Images of America)

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  • Arcadia Publishing

    Fort Myer (Images of America Series)

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    Rating (5 reviews):
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    Arcadia Publishing

    A wonderful collection of the history and imagery of Fort Myer Virginia

    0 5/5 Peter W Ackers - See all my reviews This review is from: Fort Myer (Images of America) (Images of America Series) (Paperback) I thoroughly enjoyed Fort Myer (Images of America) John Michael has provided us a window to the history of a place that resonates throughout the past 150+ years of the U.S. military. The images of First Flight and the Guns Platoon are personal favorites. I recommend this as a must have for those lovers of our heritage and the hallowed ground of a place that evokes a deep reverence for those who have served and sacrificed so much.Hats of to the author for this outstanding homage to history of Fort MyerPeter W AckersWatch Squad 1990-1991Guns PlatoonHotel Company 3rd U.S. Infantry The Old Guard 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 9, 2011

    Researching my Dad's past

    0 4/5 sporster80 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fort Myer (Images of America) (Images of America Series) (Paperback) This book was full of photos and information from the past to the present . My father enlisted in the Army about 1940 and served at Fort Myer so I had an interest to learn more about the Fort . The pictures and information really helped my research and it will go into my library and be shared with my family members. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2012

    Wonderful book. We visit Ft

    0 5/5 Susan S. Rollins (ABERDEEN, MD, US) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fort Myer (Images of America) (Images of America Series) (Paperback) Wonderful book. We visit Ft. Myer every year at Christmas( for Wreaths Across America) and have learned a lt from the book. We were excited to locate Gen. Patton's former quarters. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 22, 2014


  • Pineapple Press

    The Edisons of Fort Myers

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    Great read

    0 5/5 Clifford C. Daniels - See all my reviews, May 1, 2005

    Right on target

    0 5/5 P. Flynn "history buff" - See all my reviews, February 3, 2005

    Intriguing Account of Thomas Edison in Florida

    0 5/5 Dr. James E. Covington (Alexandria, VA USA) - See all my reviews, May 14, 2006
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    Fort Myers Beach (Images of America)

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  • Kappa Map Group

    Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Naples, FL Street Atlas

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    Very poorly organizied

    0 1/5 Bubbles - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Naples, FL Street Atlas (Paperback) This street atlas is Very poorly organizied, Succeeding pages are not always indicated. The overview page which show which page covers an area is cluttered are hard to read. More confusing than helpful 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2014

    Returned it becuz ft Myers beach map was not that ...

    0 1/5 Janine block - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Naples, FL Street Atlas (Paperback) Returned it becuz ft Myers beach map was not that helpful too chopped up on 3 or 4 different pages with ocean dominating the pages. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 5, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Cindy Chalfant - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Naples, FL Street Atlas (Paperback) thanks 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 14, 2014
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