10 Facts About Fort Myers


Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida.

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Fort Myers Harvie was abandoned in 1842, as the Second Seminole War wound down.

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Irvin Solomon notes that Fort Myers was described "as 'one of the finest and largest' forts of the Seminole Wars".

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Fort Myers traded tobacco, beads, and gunpowder, and sold otter, bobcat, and gator hide to the neighboring Seminole.

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Fort Myers planned to dredge and drain the Everglades for development.

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Fort Myers soon bought 13 acres along the Caloosahatchee River in town.

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Fort Myers sought one that would contain enough latex to support his research endeavor.

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Fort Myers sent results and sample rubber residues to West Orange, New Jersey, for further work at his large Thomas A Edison "Invention Factory" .

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Fort Myers is one of two cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Fort Myers is home to the Florida Stingrays, who played their home games at Rutenberg Park.

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