Along the Caloosahatchee River, Florida (Images of America Series)

Along the Caloosahatchee River, Florida (Images of America Series)

by Amy Bennett Williams
     
 


Flowing 75 westerly miles from Florida's Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, the historic Caloosahatchee River has always been critically important to the region it traverses. As it makes its way past farm fields, quiet hamlets, and urban downtowns, manatees graze in its warm shallows, bass lurk in its shaded oxbows, and alligators sun on its banks. Over the…  See more details below

Overview


Flowing 75 westerly miles from Florida's Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, the historic Caloosahatchee River has always been critically important to the region it traverses. As it makes its way past farm fields, quiet hamlets, and urban downtowns, manatees graze in its warm shallows, bass lurk in its shaded oxbows, and alligators sun on its banks. Over the years, the river has attracted luminaries as well as colorful characters. Thomas Edison had a Caloosahatchee riverfront home, as did Henry Ford and telegrapher George Shulz, who created Florida's tarpon-fishing industry. Without the Caloosahatchee, the Southwest Florida that people know today would not exist. Without people, however, the river known as the Caloosahatchee would not exist either, since it was human effort and engineering that connected the river to the lake and made it navigable--changes that sometimes spelled disaster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738587479
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,112,718
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Author Amy Bennett Williams, a journalist and editor of Tropicalia magazine, tells the Caloosahatchee's story of the ancient mastodons that once roamed its shores, the 19th-century entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, Images of America: Along the Caloosahatchee River chronicles the life of the singular waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

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