The recorded history of Fort Myers dates back to the Calusa Indians who dominated Southwest Florida from 800 to 1700 A.D. In this segment of “Florida Remembers”, we travel along the river named for the Calusa, the Caloosahatchee, and discover how the area’s subtropical climate attracted a world famous inventor and hundreds of World War II veterans who made their home in the place known as the City of Palms.


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Caloosahatchee River Calusa Indians US Military/Veterans Viva Florida/500th Birthday of Florida WWII - World War II