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Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards
Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards
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Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards

Gregg Turner
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Fort Myers in Vintage Postcards

Gregg Turner
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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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Publisher
Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Year
2005
ISBN
9781439612989
Topic
History
Subtopic
North American History

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