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.