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Spotlight on History: Fort Myers Beach Pioneers: Hugh McPhie

One of the earliest homesteaders on the island was a man named Hugh McPhie.  He arrived in America from Scotland in the late 1880s and, in 1899, McPhie was granted the third patent on the

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Southwest Florida Hurricanes 1921-2021

1921--Unnamed Storm On October 17, 1921, a low pressure system was observed in the western Caribbean.  By October 22, a Cat 1 hurricane with winds of 81 mph had formed. One day later,

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Murder in Paradise: Galloway Murders on Fort Myers Beach (1953)

On September 2, 1953,  Ted “Carl” Smiddy was hitchhiking near Atlanta, Georgia shortly after being released from jail in Tennessee for breaking and entering and larceny. 

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End of an Era --Mermaid Closes

This week, the Mermaid Club is closing for good.  This iconic beach bar has been a staple in the community since the 1950s.  The history of the bar, however, dates back a few decades

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