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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.



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.



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, 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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    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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    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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    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

    Five Stars

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  • Shoeless Pub. Co

    We never wore shoes: Growing up on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida

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    CHARMING AND HISTORICAL VIGNETTES MARINATED IN OCEAN WATERS

    0 5/5 rorry nighttrain east - See all my reviews This review is from: We never wore shoes: Growing up on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (Hardcover) Dr. Jean Foster Mathew has captured a plethora of quaint/coming-of-age tales about the earlier years in Ft. Myers Beach,perhaps enough to last another lifetime. [Not sure if every volume is large print -- mine was.] Many, if not all of her picturesshould be stored or saved away in a library vault for Florida posterity: Jean is both down-home, and yet intelligent, as sheweaves her fondest sea-memories into a thoughtful, kind, and pleasing epic of youth -- sure to out-weather time and sands.A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER VISITED ESTERO ISLAND, ALSO KNOWN AS "FT. MYERS BEACH", FLORIDA! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 10, 2014

    Totally unique

    0 4/5 Penny Ploski - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: We never wore shoes: Growing up on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (Hardcover) As a new owner on FMB (in 2010) i was looking for a historical book. This was before the Arcadia book was published. I was shocked by the styling of this book. It was"odd". But how much fun to read! I'd definitely recommend it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 18, 2013

    disappointed in product

    0 4/5 pcefrk80 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: We never wore shoes: Growing up on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida (Hardcover) This was too be a birthday present for 75 yr old father. I was so excited to find it on Amazon. When I received the book it was in a lightly padded envelope that was badly shredded on all 4 corners. The upper right pages (30+) were water damaged. A little more thought into packaging such a heavy/large book would have been appreciated. When I contacted seller I asked for tracking number which they replied there was none. There was one on the envelope when it arrived. My father was thrilled to get this gift, but I was embarrassed since the description was "Collector/Nice" condition. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 30, 2013


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