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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20DO_sanibel-everglades-restoration_Sanibel-FL.html
Sanibel's bay waters, where freshwater of the Caloosahatchee River meets the Gulf of Mexico are some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. But our local waters need our help. Caloosahatchee restoration is not possible without Everglades res…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-dd2ca_explore-southwest-florida-naturally_Fort-Myers-FL.html
Nature has been good to Lee County, one of the last frontiers to be settled in southwest Florida. Nestled between the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, the county includes a variety of interconnected ecosystems. Careful planning has preserved muc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WNE_edison-park-school-historical_Fort-Myers-FL.html
Historic Edison Park School, a public Elementary School, is one of the oldest in Southwest Florida. It has played a prominent role in the cultural as well as the educational life of this community. Started in 1926 and opened on March 30, 1927, i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SGU_tween-waters-inn_Captiva-FL.html
'Tween Waters Inn was established on Captiva Island by F. Bowman and Grace B. Price in 1931. They started the inn with a single building and expanded it over the next 30 years, adding guest cottages, a marina, and other buildings as they built the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QWA_the-dragon-and-his-tail_Fort-Myers-FL.html
Specifications: Wingspan: 110 feet Length: 67 ft. 7 5/8 inches Height: 18 feet Max Weight 65,000 pounds Empty Weight 36,500 pounds Bomb Load 8,000 to 10,000 pounds average 16 500 pound bombs 4 2000 pound bombs Armament Ten 50 Caliber Machi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1POE_plants-and-progress_Fort-Myers-Beach-FL.html
It is hard to imagine now, but when the earliest settlers arrived on the Mound the surrounding habitat was very different. Native plants dominated the landscape. Years would pass before the Estero Island settlers could profit from agriculture purs…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1POC_people-and-plants_Fort-Myers-Beach-FL.html
The story of people and plants provides a continuous thread from the Calusa to early Estero Island settlers, and to the present and future generations. With all the great advances in science and technology, people still rely on natural resources t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PIB_locomotive-143_Fort-Myers-FL.html
The Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia built #143 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1905. #143 was used to switch freight cars in rail yards around Charleston, South Carolina. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad was the first railroad to …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PI9_buckingham-and-page-army-air-fields_Fort-Myers-FL.html
This monument is dedicated to honor and recognize those who served
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1P42_edisons-water-systems_Fort-Myers-FL.html
When Edison created plans for his Florida retreat in 1885, water was a major concern to supplement the shallow well at the existing Caretaker's House. This may have been dug for the Summerlin family before Edison purchased the property. By 1887…
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