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Epic Fired That Shaped Fort Myers

Date: May 20, 2019

How did fire shape the city of Fort Myers? Local historian, Tom Hall, explains how four major blazes and half a dozen smaller fires nearly scuttled the city's transformation in the early twentieth century from a frontier cow town into a flourishing center of commerce, citrus production and tourism.

Thomas P. Hall is an arts advocate, local historian, and co-author of Female Pioneers of Fort Myers. Tom currently serves as the City of Fort Myers Public Art Consultant. In this capacity, he advises the City's Public Art Committee regarding the administration of the City's collection, and is responsible for placing narrative and audio recordings on a free phone app known as Otocast that briefs users on the site-specific historical stories reflected by each work of art.

Join The Friends of the Fort Myers Library on May 20th from 6:30-8pm for a fascinating look into this little-known facet of our town's history.

Meeting Rooms, Fort Myers Regional Library

1651 Lee St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

FREE. Registration required.

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