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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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  • Arcadia Publishing

    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
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  • National Geographic Maps

    Fort Myers Beach, Naples (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

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  • 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

    great for SW FL hiking

    0 5/5 naplesnole77 (naples,florida) - 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) very in-depth and a great guide to visit some trails in SW Florida.. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 11, 2014
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    Fort Myers (FL) (Images of America)

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

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  • Arcadia Publishing

    Fort Myer (Images of America) (Images of America Series)

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    Great Photos

    0 4/5 Andrew Remson "Reader" (Alexandria, VA USA) - See all my reviews, June 7, 2013

    Fort Myer

    0 5/5 tom delavergne (springfield, pa United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fort Myer (Images of America) (Images of America Series) (Paperback) Spent 18 months a Fort Myer South Post and a lot of time at North. Enjoyed looking a photos of my old post. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 21, 2013

    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
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  • Insiders' Guide

    Insiders' Guide® to Southwest Florida: Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs plus Captiva, Marco & Sanibel Islands (Insiders' Guide Series)

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  • Amistad

    Monster

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    (4.3/5)
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    Crying at night

    My parents courted by playing the "first line" game. One person says the first line of a favorite book of theirs and the other person guesses the piece of literature quoted. "Monster"'s first line is a doozy, and I doubt anyone, once hearing it, could do anything but guess its title correctly."The best time to cry is at night, when the lights are out and someone is screaming for help".So writes Steve Harmon, the sixteen year-old accused felon and hero of this story. Myers adeptly creates a new form of fiction in this Printz winner of a book. Finding jail too painful to endure, Steve recounts his life and court appearances by styling his journal in the form of a movie. The title of this movie "Monster" refers to a statement made by the leading prosecutor about Steve, the defendant. Falsely accused of aiding and abetting a robbery and consequent murder of a local drugstore and its manager, Steve recounts his current status, his past hopes and dreams, and the pain he... 5/5 E. R. Bird "Ramseelbird" (Manhattan, NY) - See all my reviews, January 3, 2004

    A thoughtful, emotional novel about a Black teen on trial

    Steven Harmon was only a lookout in the four-person holdup of a drugstore, but during the robbery attempt the store owner was killed. Steven wasn't even IN the store at the time of the murder. How guilty does that make Steven? Does his participation make him a MONSTER? That is the question left up to the jury in this courtroom trial. While the book in made up entirely of the trial, Myers uses mixed modes to depict the case. Steven, an aspiring filmmaker, records the trial's events as a screenplay, complete with close ups, reaction shots, and voice overs. Between scenes, we read Steven's handwritten journal about the case and see his fears of prison life and apprehensions about the proceedings in court. Mixed in are photographs of "Steven" in anguish. I found the telling of the story to be riveting and I feel it would provide terrific discussion in a classroom, perhaps 9th grade. Not only must we judge Steven's guilt, we also judge others involved and... 5/5 John Zittel (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania) - See all my reviews, December 9, 1999

    Scary, realistic, and compelling

    0 5/5 A. Flores (San Antonio, Texas USA) - See all my reviews, December 11, 1999
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  • Books To Believe In

    Caged Confederates - Capturing the Heart of the Confederacy

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    Almost too frustrated to finish.

    0 2/5 Amazon Customer (Shedd, OR United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Caged Confederates - Capturing the Heart of the Confederacy (Kindle Edition) I wanted to like Caged Confederates- it was a nice story, although a little predictable. However, the proofreading and editing are abysmal! Homophones are rampant. For example, one character milked a cow's "utter" into a "pale." Someone should also send the author and publisher a bushelful of commas, which are lacking throughout the book. These types of errors are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, and are inexcusable even for a tiny publisher. Right now, this book is a poorly written first draft. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2012

    A Great Read For Any Civil War Enthusiast!

    I am a history educator and a Civil War scholar, and I feel that "Caged Confederates" is an amazing piece of historical fiction that any Civil War enthusiast will love! Myers does an eloquent job mixing in historical facts of the Civil War in Tennessee with a storyline that focuses on the personal human element of how the War impacted the lives of Southern soldiers and civilians. This book will pull the reader back in time to the Civil War with several intermingling stories that detail the plights and triumphs that the characters encounter throughout. A very captivating novel that engrosses readers into a storyline that really captures the struggles, strength and resilience of Southerners and gives a vivid perspective to events that many people of the South likely endured during the Civil War, but were not necessarily reported in the history books. This is an extremely well written literary work and a pure pleasure to read. It is one that I would read again and would heartily... 5/5 Rachael Sandvig (Moscow Mills, MO United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Caged Confederates - Capturing the Heart of the Confederacy (Paperback) I am a history educator and a Civil War scholar, and I feel that "Caged Confederates" is an amazing piece of historical fiction that any Civil War enthusiast will love! Myers does an eloquent job mixing in historical facts of the Civil War in Tennessee with a storyline that focuses on the personal human element of how the War impacted the lives of Southern soldiers and civilians. This book will pull the reader back in time to the Civil War with several intermingling stories that detail the plights and triumphs that the characters encounter throughout. A very captivating novel that engrosses readers into a storyline that really captures the struggles, strength and resilience of Southerners and gives a vivid perspective to events that many people of the South likely endured during the Civil War, but were not necessarily reported in the history books. This is an extremely well written literary work and a pure pleasure to read. It is one that I would read again and would heartily... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 29, 2011

    History IS personal

    0 5/5 P. C. Oakes "lvmykindle" (Mississippi, USA) - See all my reviews, February 10, 2012


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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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