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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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Fort Myers, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Its population was 62,298 in the 2010 census a 29.23 percent increase over ...

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Back to the top. Tornado activity: Fort Myers-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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  • Lonely Planet

    Discover the beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

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    Rating (13 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
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    Well written and informative

    0 4/5 Mark P - See all my reviews This review is from: Discover the beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel (Kindle Edition) I picked this up at the Fort Myers Airport and during my vacation it became my go-to resource while I was on the road. It was well written and funny. It's rare that travel guides are both entertaining and informative. It could be organized by location rather than by type of activity, but still helpful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012

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    0 1/5 Sarah Gibson (Newton, NJ USA) - See all my reviews, December 14, 2013

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 coastal-village-books - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Discover the beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel (Kindle Edition) Thorough listing of the beaches and information 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2014


  • Arcadia Publishing

    Fort Myers (Then and Now: Florida)

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
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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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  • Insiders' Guide

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

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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):
    (5.0/5)
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    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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  • DoApp Inc.

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    If you live in SWFL this app is for you

    0 5/5 landscape - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NBC2 App - #1 News App in SWFL (App) If you live in Southwest Florida you need to get this app. Great App for SWFL News and Weather, Works well on android devices, but doesn't play well with the Blackberry Z10. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 13, 2014

    Useful when travelling away from home

    0 5/5 Barbara Joy Cooley (Sanibel, FL USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NBC2 App - #1 News App in SWFL (App) Using this app is one of the best ways to keep up with local news when you're travelling in the summer. I think NBC@ may have its finger on the pulse of SW FL. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 10, 2014

    Our Digital Newspaper

    0 5/5 Patricia A. Power - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: NBC2 App - #1 News App in SWFL (App) We do not take the local newspaper. This app provides all the national, state, and local news and weather information we would expect from a newspaper. It also gives us a weather radar we rely on for sailing trips. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 8, 2014
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    Easy to read articles
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  • Waterproof Charts

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    Rating (6 reviews):
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    My very favorite TV series

    0 5/5 S. Malone "Sheri' Soap Opera" (USA) - See all my reviews, May 6, 2014

    Awesome!

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    All are not Abroad!

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  • Nattharit

    Fort Myers Sun Sox Type-1 Embroidered Iron Applique

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    Use : Iron or Sew on Patch to Any Garment
    Note : Sewing thread that has a high tenacity and resistance to weathering
    Customer Satisfaction,warranty pay back
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    Idea : Collections / Do It Yourself / Gifts / Art and Crafts


  • Northwest Territorial Mint

    The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin

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    The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin

    0 5/5 Donald E Smith - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin Im glad to have it in my collection of Old Guard items, I collect 3rd Inf "Old Guard" items, nice addition. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 30, 2013

    The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin

    0 5/5 Ernie (Dallas, Texas) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin The Old Guard, Fort Myer, Virginia Challenge Coin is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. It has the heft and feel of a genuine memorial coin made of durable material. Polished as it is to a high gloss it provokes many show offs to family and friends. Hopefully, we'll feel that shock of recognition when another Old Guard veteran pulls out his coin -- and let the viands and vinos flow! --TheErn 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 12, 2012
    Brass with Enamel
    1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round


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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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Greetings from Fort Myers Post Cards

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Sanibel Island map outline design Postcards

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Sanibel Island . . . just the name invokes the feeling of warm sun, soft breeze, and the laid back lifestyle of one of Florida's most beautiful beach towns. This design features a map outline of Sanibel and Captiva in green with the name in coral for a retro Florida feel. Customize the ocean background color in the edit menu if you like.
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COPYRIGHT Claudia Adams / DanitaDelimont.com | NA02 CAD0034.jpg | Florida, Fort Myers. Burrowing Owl pair bonding (Speotyto cunicularia)
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Fort Myers, Florida Photo Souvenir Fridge Magnet

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With this fridge magnet you'll never forget those Florida sunsets.
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