Lee County Islands

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Overview
When Ponce de Leon visited Southwest Florida in 1513, he discovered some of North America's most pristine tropical islands. Yet it was here where the explorer met his death at the hands of Calusa Indians who had made their home on the islands since 500 bc. Remaining relatively isolated from mainland society until the mid-1900s, the islands were home to a few hardscrabble pioneers who endured stifling heat, swarming mosquitoes, and deadly storms. Famous anglers such as Thomas Edison, Zane Grey, and Teddy Roosevelt enjoyed stalking the elusive tarpon in this sports fishing paradise. Likewise, the pervasive solitude inspired writers, including Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Roberts Rinehart, and Richard Powell. Home to some of the world's best beaches, it is not surprising visitors and residents find the lifestyles and histories of Lee County's quaint islands worth preserving.
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ISBN: 9780738566320
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Mary Kaye Stevens is an educator who made Lee County her home in 1972. The vintage photographs in this book appear courtesy of multigenerational island families and local museums. As with her previous Arcadia Publishing book, Images of America: Pine Island, Images of America: Lee County Islands will take readers on a delightful journey through the islands' unique past.
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