Remembering Fort Myers: The City of Palms

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Known for its palm-lined boulevards and famous residents, Fort Myers is arguably the quintessential Florida destination. And although many people know the city was a winter getaway for the likes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, few know the story of "Wild Bill" Belvin who lived a year in the wilds of North Fort Myers, but was immediately arrested upon his return to civilization. Nor do they know that when Lee Memorial Hospital first opened in 1916, its surgical patients were as concerned about the agility of their stretcher-bearers as they were about their surgeons' skills. In Remembering Fort Myers: The City of Palms, author Prudy Taylor Board has compiled a collection of historical articles about the intriguing, but little known, people and events in the city's history. Board traces the development of the city's prestigious neighborhoods and parks, while introducing readers to some of the most captivating and eccentric characters.
ISBN: 9781596291010
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 29
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Remembering Fort Myers is Prudy Taylor Board's fifteenth book. As a freelance journalist, she had more than a thousand articles published in regional and national magazines. She was a staff writer for the Fort Myers News-Press, assignment editor and reporter for WINK-TV (CBS) and WBBH-TV (NBC), and managing editor of two regional magazines: Lee Living and Home & Condo.
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