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History of Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers Census District Map, 1940

Fort Myers Census District Map, 1940

Fort Myers, Florida
Sunday, April 20, 2014

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Fort Myers, Florida over the weekend of April 19-21. 

Hosted by our Comcast cable partners, we learn about the Calusa Indians, the Fort Myers catttle industry, the history of Major League Baseball Spring Training and the area's connection to the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961. We also visited the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Burroughs Home, the first year-round luxury home in Fort Myers built in 1901.

Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:33am (ET)

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