Naples: 1940s to 1970s

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While it may be hundreds of years younger than its Italian namesake, Naples, Florida, has an exciting history all its own! Naples was not much more than a bend in the road in the 1940s, but by 1950, its beautiful beaches and balmy weather had been rediscovered, and development and tourism became the city's lifeblood. Although Hurricane Donna struck Naples in 1960, the building boom continued, and by the late 1970s, few undeveloped areas remained, culminating in 1972 for the development of a new gulf-front luxury community called Pelican Bay. More than 200 images offer insight into this rarely chronicled period of Naples' history, including seldom-seen historic photographs from the archives of the Naples Daily News (formerly the Collier County News) and vintage postcards from the collection of Nina Heald Webber.
ISBN: 9780738542355
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and historian Lynne Howard Frazer highlights this colorful history with extraordinary photographs of long vanished or completely changed Naples landmarks such as the first hospital, Four Corners, Caribbean Gardens, and the City Dock.
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