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Summerland in Wintertime

  • Aired: 02/23/2007
  • 26:47
  • Rating: NR
In 1885, two friends from Kentucky "discovered" a pristine paradise 40 miles south of Fort Myers and decided to build a winter resort -- Naples. Accessible only by boat, however, the remote resort languished until the 1920's, when trains and the Tamiami Trail finally opened the "Summerland in Wintertime" to development. By 1945, the backwater was becoming a boomtown.
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The resort that marked on of the beginnings of Naples.
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