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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

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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.



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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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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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