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History of Lee County

  • 2004: The Year of the Hurricanes. Sanibel Island, Fla. : Breeze Newspapers, c2004.
  • Albion, Michele Wehrwein. The Florida Life of Thomas Edison. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2008.
  • Board, Prudy Taylor, 1933-. Lee County: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, Va. : Donning Co., c1985.
  • Board, Prudy Taylor, 1933-. Pages from the Past: A Pictorial Retrospective of Lee County. Norfolk, VA : Donning, c1990.
  • Board, Prudy Taylor, 1933-. Remembering Lee County, Florida: Where Winter Spends the Summer. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2006.
  • Cera, George. The Iguana Cookbook: Save Florida, Eat an Iguana. Boca Grande, FL : George Cera, cc2009.
  • Colcord, Esther B. True Tales of Adventure and Mystery in Lee County, Florida: Factual Historical Adventures Told by Fictitious Pioneer Children. North Fort Myers, FL : Prudy's Press, c1991.
  • Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. A Ding Darling Sampler: The Editorial Cartoons of Jay N. Darling. Mt. Pleasant, SC : Maecenas Press, c2004.
  • Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. J.N. "Ding" Darling's Conservation and Wildlife Cartoons. Des Moines, IA : J.N. "Ding" Darling Foundation, c2002.
  • Eye of the hurricane : nature's fury 2004. Cape Coral. Fla. : Breeze Newspapers, c2004.
  • Farabee, A. Waldo, 1918-. Untold story now comes alive : history of the early churches in Fort Myers & Lee County, Florida. Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2006.
  • Flint, Charles William. Barefoot to boots. Naples, FL : Gulfshore Press, c1997.
  • Foster, Charles Edgar. The benevolent Dane: Captain Peter Nelson. Fort Myers, Fla. : Press Printing Company, c1992.
  • Fritz, Florence, 1901-. Unknown Florida. Coral Gables, Fla. : University of Miami Press, 1963.
  • Fritz, Florence, 1901-1969. Bamboo and sailing ships : the story of Thomas A. Edison and Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers, FL : [s.n.], 1949.
  • Hendry, Ella Kathryn, 1921-. Front porch stories : tales of the Hendry family--pioneers in Florida's Peace River Basin. Port Charlotte, FL : J. Wilson Sandige Publications, c2000.
  • Historic preservation: windows to the past. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, c2007. DVD
  • It was a beautiful country : a Southwest Florida anthology. Fort Myers Beach, Fla. : Island Press, c1974.
  • LeBuff, Charles. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2011.
  • Lee County: our water paradise. Fort Myers, FL : Lee County Environmental Services Division, [1997?] DVD
  • MacGregor, Doug. Refrigerator door gallery : cartoons from The News-Press. Ft. Myers, FL : MacToons, c1996.
  • Maltz, Alan S. Visions of beauty : Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond--., Key West, FL : Light Flight Pub., 2010.
  • O'Brien, Dawn. Florida's historic restaurants and their recipes. Winston-Salem, N.C. : J.F. Blair, c1987.
  • Sobczak, Charles. The living Gulf Coast : a nature guide to Southwest Florida. Sanibel, Fl : Indigo Press LLC, c2011.
  • Stone, Donald O., 1930-. The first 100 years : Lee County public schools, 1887-1987. [Fort Myers, FL] : Printed by the Department of Printing Service, School Board of Lee County, [1987].
  • Sustar, Pamela. Historic Lee County : the story of Fort Myers & Southwest Florida. San Antonio, TX : Historical Pub. Network, c2008.
  • The beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel : what's right with the world. Sarasota, FL : Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, c2006.
  • Untold stories: barnstormers to Blue Angels. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2007. DVD
  • Untold stories: historic preservation : windows to the past. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2007. DVD
  • Untold stories: the fisherfolk of Southwest Florida. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2006. DVD
  • Wadsworth, Chris. Buckingham Army Air Field. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2010.
  • Water woes. DVD

History of Boca Grande

  • A pocket guide to historic Boca Grande. Boca Grande, Fla. : Boca Grande Historical Society, c2008.
  • Boca Grande : lives of an island. Boca Grande, FL : Boca Grande Historical Society, c2006.
  • Dateline...Boca Grande 1949 : a newspaper vignette of old island lifestyle as revealed by The Boca Grande Journal presented in news and weekly columns : Fishing -- The Port -- Social activities -- Editorials -- Letters -- Advertisments. Boca Grande, FL : Boca Grande Historical Society, c2010.
  • Fischer, Robert F. Boca Grande : once a railroad town. Englewood, FL : Robert F. Fisher, c2004.
  • Gasparilla Inn: Boca Grande's grande dame: a brief history. Boca Grande, FL : The Boca Grande Historical Society, c.2007.
  • Gibson, Charles Dana, 1928-. Boca Grande: a series of historical essays. [Boca Grande] : C.D. Gibson, c1982.
  • Hendricks, Lynne. History of Boca Grande health clinic. Boca Grande, FL : The Boca Beacon, c1997.
  • Hoeckel, Marilyn. Boca Grande. Charleston, SC : Arcadia, c2000.
  • Ingram, Michael. Title examiner's history of Boca Grande : where nothing unimportant ever happens and it's all a matter of public record. Boca Grande, FL : Boca Beacon, 1996.
  • Island of the mind: Gasparilla. Boca Grande, Fla. : East, 1976.
  • Johnson, Carey. Boca Grande : the early days - memoirs of an island son. Placida, FL : Barrier Island Parks Society, 1990.
  • One island, three hometowns. Boca Grande, FL : Boca Grande Historical Society, c2010.
  • Smart, Wini. Whidden's & old Boca Grande : a man, a place and an island. Queenstown, Md. : Queen Anne Press, c2004.
  • Sokoloff, Nancy. In those days. Akron, OH : Tarpon Press, c1987.
  • Sokoloff, Nancy. Landmarks on Boca Grande. Akron, OH : Tarpon Press, c1989.
  • Untold stories of Southwest Florida: Boca Grande : island jewel. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2004. DVD
  • Wiehe, Lynne Hendricks. History of the Louise du Pont Crowninshield community house / Lynne Hendricks Wiehe. Boca Grande, Fla. : Boca Grande Historical Society, c[200?].

 

History of Bonita Springs

  • History of Southwest Florida: an untold story, Bonita Springs I & II. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Broadcasting, 2004. DVD
  • LeBuff, Charles R., 1936-. Everglades wildlife barons : the legendary Piper brothers and their wonder gardens. Sanibel Island, FL : Ralph Curtis Pub., 2010.
  • Nutting, E. P. The beginnings of Bonita Springs, Florida. [n.p., n.d.].
  • Wadsworth, Chris. Bonita Springs. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2008.

 

History of Cape Coral

  • Anderson, H. D., 1898-. Thru my eyes. [S.l. : s.n., 1993?].
  • Bernard, Eileen. Lies that came true. Ocoee, Fla. : Anna Publishing, c1983.
  • Cape Coral : a pictorial perspective. Marceline, Mo. : Heritage House Publishing, c1996.
  • Cape Coral: yesterday & tomorrow. Fort Myers, FL : National Media Services, Inc., c2004.
  • Castles in the sun: the Cape Coral story. Cape Coral, FL : Cape Coral Productions, Inc., c2005. DVD
  • Lewis, Betsy Zeiss. Around and about Cape Coral : a memoir. Jacksonville, FL : Digital Print & Media, c2011.
  • MacLean, Georgia Molter, 1929-. Pine Island road girl. Jacksonville, FL : Imagine Press, c2005.
  • McClain, Ruth. All my yesterdays. New York, NY : Carlton Press, c1985.
  • Untold stories: Cape Coral : dreamers & schemers. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2006, c2005. DVD
  • Wadsworth, Chris. Cape Coral. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2009.
  • Zeiss, Betsy. The other side of the river : historical Cape Coral. Cape Coral, Fla. : B. Zeiss, c1986.

 

History of Captiva

  • A Sanibel and Captiva family album : a pictorial history of the islands B.C.-- before the causeway. [Sanibel, FL] : Island Reporter, 1996.
  • Campen, Richard N. Images of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers : a new visual delight. Ft. Myers, FL : West Summit Press, 1995.
  • Captiva Images Project. Tallahassee, Fla. : State Library and Archives of Florida, 2010-.
  • Dormer, Elinore M. The Calusa : Sanibel-Captiva's native Indians. Sanibel Island, Florida : Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, c1981.
  • Dormer, Elinore Mayer. The sea shell islands : a history of Sanibel and Captiva. Tallahassee, FL : Rose, c1987.
  • Ehlers, Sandy McCartney. In God's time : a one-hundred-year pictorial history of Captiva Island's Chapel by the Sea. Captiva Island, FL : Chapel by the Sea, c2003. Electronic resource
  • Fritz, Florence, 1901-. The unknown story of Sanibel and Captiva (Ybel y Cautivo). [Parsons, W. Va. : Printed by McClain Print. Co.; [distributed by L. Cunningham, Fort Myers, Fla., 1974].
  • George, Jim. Summer of fury : a chronicle of hurricane Charley : an unforgettable chapter in the history of Sanibel and Captiva. Sanibel, Fla. : Pelican Wing Publications, [ 2005].
  • Hofschneider, Peg. History of the Captiva Cemetery and the Captiva Chapel by the Sea. [Captiva Island, FL : The Author, 1982].
  • McLeod, Bruce. Sunday morning: sermons and prayers at Captiva Chapel by the Sea. Ontario : KellyMcLeod, 2003.
  • Sanibel and Captiva Islands : a photographic portrait. Rockport, Mass. : Twin Lights, c2001.
  • The Sanibel-Captiva Island cookbook. Sanibel, FL : Children's Center of the Islands, 1981.
  • The story of the Islands. Sanibel Island, Fla., 1962.
  • True tales of old Captiva : voices from the past. [Captiva, FL] : Captiva Civic Association, c1984.
  • Tuttle, Louise Carr. Homes of old Captiva : a photographic record, 1900-1940. Captiva, Fla. : Captiva Memorial Library Board, [2001?].
  • Untold stories : Captiva Island : paradise? or paradise lost?. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Broadcasting, 2009. DVD
  • Wilson, Charles J. The Indian presence : archeology of Sanibel, Captiva and adjacent islands in Pine Island Sound. Sanibel Island, FL : Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, c1982.

 

History of Estero

  • Damkoheler, E. E. 1978-,. Estero, Fla., 1882 : memoirs of the first settler. Fort Myers Beach, Fla. : Island Press, [1967].
  • Fernandez, Pamela. Beside the still waters : the story of the Fernandez family of Estero. Fort Myers, FL : Press Pringint, c2010.
  • Florida: heaven on earth?. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2010. DVD
  • Lamoreaux, Leroy. Early days on Estero Island: an old timer reminisces. Fort Myers Beach, Fla. : Estero Island Publishers, c1967.
  • Quesnell, Quentin. Early Estero. Estero, FL : Estero Historical Society, c2002.
  • Untold stories: Koreshan unity : the quest for utopia. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2006, c2005. DVD

 

History of Fort Myers

  • Barnes, Alberta Colcord. Early Fort Myers : tales of two sisters : stories of pioneer days and Depression times in a once-upon-a-town named Fort Myers. Punta Gorda, FL : Chris the Printer, c1993.
  • Board, Prudy Taylor, 1933-. Fort Myers (Fort Harvie) : 1842-1865. Fort Myers, FL : Prudy's Press, c1991.
  • Board, Prudy Taylor, 1933-. Remembering Fort Myers : the city of palms. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2006.
  • Campen, Richard N. Images of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers : a new visual delight. Ft. Myers, FL : West Summit Press, 1995.
  • DeMarchi, Gordon. Terry Park centennial anniversary : commemorative program 1906-2006. Fort Myers, Fla. : Lee County Government, 2005.
  • Edison & Ford winter estates : Fort Myers, Florida. [S.l.] : Terrell Creative, c2006.
  • Farabee, A. Waldo, 1918-. Untold story now comes alive : history of the early churches in Fort Myers & Lee County, Florida. Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2006.
  • Fort Myers police department : 125th anniversary, 1885-2010. Evansville, IN : M. T. Pub., c2009.
  • Fritz, Florence, 1901-1969. Bamboo and sailing ships : the story of Thomas A. Edison and Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers, FL : [s.n.], 1949.
  • Godown, Marian. Yesterday's Fort Myers. Miami, Fla. : E. A. Seemann Pub., [1975].
  • Grismer, Karl H. (Karl Hiram), 1895-1952. The story of Fort Myers : the history of the Land of the Caloosahatchee and Southwest Florida. Ft. Myers, Fla. : The Island Press Publishers, 1982.
  • Historic Fort Myers. [Ft. Myers, Fla. : The Planning Dept.], 1982.
  • Jacobs, T.M. H.E. Heitman : an early entrepreneur of Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers, FL : T.M. Jacobs, c2009.
  • Lamme, Vernon. Florida lore not found in the history books!. Boynton Beach, FL : Star Pub., c1973.
  • Maltz, Alan S. Visions of beauty : Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond--., Key West, FL : Light Flight Pub., 2010.
  • McCann, Jan. Fort Myers chef du jour : chef recipes from popular Ft. Myers area restaurants. Sarasota, FL : Strawberry Press, c1994.
  • Newton, James D. (James Draper), 1905-. Uncommon friends : life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh. San Diego, Calif : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1987.
  • Reaves, Gerri. Fort Myers. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, c2000.
  • Smoot, Tom, 1934-. The Edisons of Fort Myers : discoveries of the heart. Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, 2004.
  • Solomon, Irvin D. Thomas Edison : the Fort Myers connection. Charleston, SC : Arcadia, c2001.
  • Stonestreet, Donald L. The history of the Fort Myers Fire Department : nine decades of service. [S.l. : s.n.], c1993.
  • The Caloosahatchee : miscellaneous writings concerning the history of the Caloosahatchee River and the city of Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers Beach, FL : Island Press Publishers, 1982.
  • Thulesius, Olav. Edison in Florida : the Green Laboratory. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1997.
  • Turner, Gregg M. Fort Myers. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, c2000.
  • Uncommon Friends Foundation. Elementary Education Subcommittee. Lessons learned from the uncommon friends. Ft. Myers, FL : Uncommon Friends Foundation, c1996.
  • Untold stories: historic preservation : windows to the past. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2007. DVD
  • Untold stories: Punta Rassa : a cast of characters. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2006, c2005. DVD

 

History of Fort Myers Beach

  • Brown, Barrett. A short history of Fort Myers Beach: Estero and San Carlos Islands, Florida. Fort Myers Beach, Fla. : Estero Island Publishers, [1965].
  • Gottlieb, Jean S. Coconuts and coquinas : island life on Fort Myers Beach, 1920-1970. Tallahassee, FL : Sentry Press, c1999.
  • Matthew, Jean F. (Jean Foster), 1945-. The last big one : hurricane Donna hits Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, on Sept. 10, 1960. Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. : Island Press Publishers, c1995.
  • Matthew, Jean F. (Jean Foster), 1945-. We never wore shoes : growing up on Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. Ft. Myers Beach, Fla. : Shoeless Pub. Co., c1994.
  • Schell, Rolfe F. History of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Fort Myers Beach, FL : Island Press, c1980.
  • Untold stories of Southwest Florida: Untold stories, Fort Myers Beach. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Broadcasting, 2004. DVD

 

History of Lehigh Acres

  • Kessler, Myra. Shared memories : a pictorial history of Lehigh Acres. Lehigh Acres, FL : News-Star Publications, Inc., 1998.

 

History of Pine Island

  • Johnson, Anne M., 1948-. Country towns of Florida. Castine, ME : Country Roads Press, 1995.
  • Jordan, Elaine Blohm, 1941-. Pine Island, the forgotten island. [Pine Island, Fla.?] : E.B. Jordan, c1982.
  • Jordan, Elaine Blohm, 1941-. Tales of Pine Island. Chelsea, MI : Printed by Bookcrafters, c1985.
  • Mullet madness: traditional Florida fishing families in peril. Crawfordville, FL : Seidler Productions, c200?. DVD
  • Pine Island: old Florida in the new millenium. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2004. DVD
  • Riley, Joseph J. Do you know the way to Matlacha?. [S.l. ] : My Publisher, 2009.
  • Riley, Joseph J. Pine Island, Florida : Matlacha, St. James City, Pineland, Bokeelia. [S.l. ] : My Publisher, [20--?].
  • The spirit of Pine Island : whispering wisdom in the pines : a collection of poems and stories. Pine Island, FL : Pine Island Writers, Inc., c2011.
  • Wilson, Joan Dunlop. Pine Island life : people and places. North Fort Myers, Fla. : Swift Print, Inc., c1986.

 

History of Sanibel

  • A Sanibel and Captiva family album : a pictorial history of the islands B.C.-- before the causeway. [Sanibel, FL] : Island Reporter, 1996.
  • Bailey, Sam. A Sanibel son looks back. Miami, Fla.: Your Story Publishing, c2008.
  • Butler, John P. Policing paradise : Sanibel Island. [S.l. : s.n.], c1991 +e (Montezuma, IA.
  • Campbell, George R. (George Robert), 1918-. Jaws, too : the natural history of crocodilians with emphasis on Sanibel Island's alligators. Ft. Myers, Fla. : Sutherland Publishing, c1985.
  • Campen, Richard N. Images of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers : a new visual delight. Ft. Myers, FL : West Summit Press, 1995.
  • Doremus, Sharon M. Shorebirds and sea grapes : the Island Inn, Sanibel, 1895-1995. Exeter, N.H. : J.N. Townsend Pub., 1995.
  • Dormer, Elinore M. The Calusa : Sanibel-Captiva's native Indians. Sanibel Island, Florida : Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, c1981.
  • Dormer, Elinore Mayer. The sea shell islands : a history of Sanibel and Captiva. Tallahassee, FL : Rose, c1987.
  • Fritz, Florence, 1901-. The unknown story of Sanibel and Captiva (Ybel y Cautivo). [Parsons, W. Va. : Printed by McClain Print. Co.; [distributed by L. Cunningham, Fort Myers, Fla., 1974].
  • George, Jim. Summer of fury : a chronicle of hurricane Charley : an unforgettable chapter in the history of Sanibel and Captiva. Sanibel, Fla. : Pelican Wing Publications, [ 2005].
  • History of Southwest Florida: untold stories, Sanibel I. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Broadcasting, 2004. DVD
  • LeBuff, Charles R., 1936-. Sanybel light : an historical autobiography. Sanibel, FL : Amber Pub., 1998.
  • Litofsky, Francine. Southwest Florida : a photographer's delight. Sanibel, Fl. : Turnstone Enterprises, Inc., c2004.
  • Repko, Marya. A brief history of Sanibel island. Everglades City, FL : ECity Pub., c2010.
  • Sabatino, Bob. Every day is Saturday. [S.l.] : Fish-Hawk Publishing, c2008.
  • Sanibel and Captiva Islands : a photographic portrait. Rockport, Mass. : Twin Lights, c2001.
  • Scherman, Katharine. Two islands: Grand Manan and Sanibel. Boston : Little, Brown, [1971].
  • Sobczak, Charles. The living Gulf Coast : a nature guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Sanibel, Fl : Indigo Press LLC, c2010.
  • Sobczak, Charles. The living Gulf Coast : a nature guide to Southwest Florida. Sanibel, Fl : Indigo Press LLC, c2011.
  • Stevens, Art, 1935-. Sanibel shell shocked : or nothing you ever wanted to know about Sanibel, or my, what a big mouth you have, alligator, or a non-shell collector's guide to Sanibel, or I never met a sea shell I didn't like. New York, N.Y. : Mercury Press, c1992.
  • Stone, Lynn M. Sanibel Island. Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, c1991.
  • The Sanibel-Captiva Island cookbook. Sanibel, FL : Children's Center of the Islands, 1981.
  • The story of the Islands. Sanibel Island, Fla., 1962.
  • Untold stories of Southwest Florida: Sanibel : after the ferry. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU Public Media, 2004. DVD
  • Untold stories: Promises kept : the "Ding" Darling Refuge. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2009. DVD
  • Untold stories: sanctuary : the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2007. DVD
  • Untold stories: sanctuary islands : the Sanibel legacy. [Fort Myers, Fla.] : WGCU, c2007. DVD
  • Walton, Chelle Koster, 1954-. Sanibel Island eyes-- : and other island afflictions & addictions. Sanibel Island, FL : Chelle Endeavors, c1989.
  • Wilson, Charles J. The Indian presence : archeology of Sanibel, Captiva and adjacent islands in Pine Island Sound. Sanibel Island, FL : Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, c1982.
  • Anholt, Betty, 1943-. Sanibel's story : voices and images from Calusa to incorporation. Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Co., c1998.

 


 Source: Lee County Library System