Lee County Islands, Florida (Images of America Series)

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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 ...
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738566320
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 780,661
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Gasparilla Island 9

2 Cayo Costa Island 27

3 Captiva and Upper Captiva Islands 37

4 Sanibel Island 51

5 Estero Island 67

6 Pine Island 81

7 Useppa Island 101

8 Lee County's Keys and Minor Islands 113

Bibliography 127

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Not a complete book!

    I paid $11.00 for only 20 pages? Where is the rest of the book? The table of contents shows several chapters. Very disappointed!

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