Jeanette Nuñez – Lt Governor, Florida
Naples City Council Comments
Honoring the Past Video
Senator Rick Scott
Summerland in Wintertime
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.
Coming of Age
In the 1940s, Naples, Florida was little more than a bend in the road, a one stop-light town in the boondocks and barely on the map. Thirty years later, the backwater was a boomtown, and Naples was reputed to have more golf courses — and millionaires — per capita, than any other city in America.