Untold Stories

Summerland in Wintertime

Special | 26m 47s

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.

Aired: 02/23/07

Rating: NR

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