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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.



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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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    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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    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

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    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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    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
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Florida, Greetings from Fort Myers Postcard

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Fort Myers Beach Florida geometric sunset Postcard

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, with a modern geometric sunset on the beach design in the colors of sun, sky, sea, and sand. Celebrating this gorgeous beach on Florida's gulf coast. Customize your shirt color, size, style and customize background color on most other products.
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Orville Wright flying at Fort Myer, Sept 9, 1908 Poster

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On September 18, 1908 it was the location of the first aviation fatality, as Lt. Thomas Selfridge was killed when on a demonstration flight with Orville, at an altitude of about 100 feet, a propeller split, sending the aircraft out of control. Selfridge was killed in the crash, the first person to die in powered fixed-wing aircraft. Orville was badly injured, suffering broken ribs and a leg. The brothers' sister Katharine, a school teacher, rushed from Dayton to Washington and stayed by Orville's side for the many weeks of his hospitalization. She helped negotiate a one-year extension of the Army's contract with the Wrights.
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