Scenic USA - Florida

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Whiskey Creek

Whiskey Creek

Photo by Ben Prepelka

     Fort Myers, known as the city of palms, dates back to the mid 1800s when the area's Fort Harvie was built along the Caloosahatchee River. The Florida post became an important base during America's long war against the Seminole Natives. The fort was renamed in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers, leading to the city's name. Eventually the fort was abandoned after the Civil War, and its buildings were quickly stripped of their precious building material.
     Today's Fort Myers enjoys southwest Florida's favorable climate and a quick link to the Tampa Bay area along Interstate 75, replacing yesteryear's Tamiami Trail. This morning view along McGregor Boulevard looks over Whiskey Creek and some of the Fort Myers waterfront homes. Whiskey Creek joins the Caloosahatchee River and the intracoastal waterway that separates Fort Myers from Cape Coral, all just a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico.


 

 

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