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By Chris Wadsworth,Anne Cull

Many are shocked to find that Cape Coral's historical past dates again additional than the growth of the Nineteen Sixties. certainly, homesteader households have been dwelling a rough-and-tumble existence within the Cape's desert for far of the twentieth century. nonetheless, there's no denying that the town took a flip with the coming of Jack and Leonard Rosen in 1957. those visionaries introduced their Gulf American Land company to Southwest Florida and equipped a contemporary urban from scratch. version houses, roads galore, an airport, a police strength, the Cape Coral state membership, the Nautilus inn, and the well-known Rose Gardens-all emerging out of the woods at the north shore of the Caloosahatchee River. thousands of miles of canals have been dug in order that approximately each domestic used to be on or close to the water. Hollywood celebrities became out to advertise homes to Northerners searching for the great lifestyles in sunny Florida. It was once one of many biggest deliberate advancements ever within the United States-and it used to be a rousing success.

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