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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Naples, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Collier County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Collier County, FL (32) Broward County, FL (52) Hendry County, FL (4) Lee County, FL (78) Miami-Dade County, FL (168) Monroe County, FL (72)  CollierCounty(32) Collier County (32)  BrowardCounty(52) Broward County (52)  HendryCounty(4) Hendry County (4)  LeeCounty(78) Lee County (78)  Miami-DadeCounty(168) Miami-Dade County (168)  MonroeCounty(72) Monroe County (72)
Location of Naples, Florida
    Collier County (32)
    Broward County (52)
    Hendry County (4)
    Lee County (78)
    Miami-Dade County (168)
    Monroe County (72)
 
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1Florida (Collier County), Naples — Crayton Cove
This "Back Bay" area was settled in 1915. As Naples' first sheltered mooring, it became the community center for the pioneers building the Tamiami Trail as well as the fishing industry. The first pharmacy, the first newspaper, and all the important . . . Map (db m127760) HM
2Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 10 — "Dutcher" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
William Dutcher was the first president of the National Association of Audubon Societies, appointed in 1905. He helped shape the organization and worked tirelessly for bird protection. He was instrumental in establishing the Audubon warden program . . . Map (db m164918) HM
3Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 12 — "Baker-Curry" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The Baker-Curry tree is named for two individuals whose unlikely partnership saved Corkscrew and established it as an Audubon Sanctuary. It started with passionate citizens who came together to stop the logging of the last remaining old-growth bald . . . Map (db m164919) HM
4Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 3 — "Leopold" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Aldo Leopold is considered the father of the modern conservation ethic. He lamented the toll wrought on the landscape in the name of material progress, and the ever widening disconnect between society and land. Where John Muir was inspired by . . . Map (db m164909) HM
5Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 4 — "Roosevelt" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States (1901-1909) is known as the "conservationist president" for creating the Division of Forestry and protecting 230 million acres of federal land. He was a member of Florida Audubon during . . . Map (db m164912) HM
6Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 6 — "Guy Bradley" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Guy Bradley is one of the heroes of Audubon and one of the most colorful characters of its history. He was the first warden to be deputized by Audubon, a strange fact due to his passion for hunting birds for their valuable, fashionable plumes. When . . . Map (db m164913) HM
7Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 7 — "Rhett Green" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The Rhett Green tree is an iconic, massive individual, rugged like its namesake. It has withstood the test of time. In 1912, Rhett Green was hired as an Audubon warden to protect plume bearing birds such as egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills . . . Map (db m164914) HM
8Florida (Collier County), Naples — Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa" — Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
In the early 1800s, the Seminole tribe sought and found refuge deep in the bald cypress forests of Southwest Florida during the Seminole Wars. This tree bears the Seminole name for big cypress, Asteenahoofa. It is straight, solid and free of . . . Map (db m164916) HM
9Florida (Collier County), Naples — Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris
In grateful appreciation to Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris Acquisition of this park was made possible when Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris arranged the purchase of the land on April 24, 1964, through their St. Charles, . . . Map (db m15877) HM
10Florida (Collier County), Naples — Rosemary Cemetery
Opened in 1931, Rosemary Cemetery was originally established on twenty acres of land given by Edward W. Crayton, a prominent Naples citizen and president of the Naples Improvement Company. It served as the town's only cemetery until 1955. The graves . . . Map (db m15878) HM
11Florida (Collier County), Naples — F-791 — The Naples Canal
The Naples Canal was a monumental prehistoric construction achievement. It was 4,150 feet long (0.8 miles) and bisected an area between the Gulf of Mexico and Naples Bay. The Naples Canal was dug perhaps as early as A.D. 200 by local American . . . Map (db m127697) HM
12Florida (Collier County), Naples — F-268 — The Naples Depot
The Naples Depot, which was completed in 1927, is one of the oldest remaining structures in the City of Naples. The Depot was built to serve as the Seaboard Air Line Railway's southern-most west coast terminal. The coming of railroads to Naples and . . . Map (db m127698) HM
13Florida (Collier County), Naples — The Naples Depot
Built in 1926, by the Seaboard Airline, the Naples Depot welcomed Naples' first passenger train in 1927. Services continued until 1971. Shortly thereafter the Tamiami Trail was completed. These two important infrastructures successfully opened . . . Map (db m127761) HM
14Florida (Collier County), Naples — F-157 — The Naples Pier
Built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, the Naples Pier stands as a community landmark. Narrow gauge train rails spanning the length of the pier transported freight and baggage in the early 1900’s. Part of the structure as well as the post . . . Map (db m92802) HM
15Florida (Collier County), Naples — The Start of a Sanctuary
”We have to save the swamp a hundred times but we only get to lose it once.” In the 1930’s lumbermen began logging bald cypress trees because the trunks were knot-free and the wood was highly resistant to rot. Lumber . . . Map (db m164799) HM
16Florida (Collier County), Naples — Tin City — City of Naples Diamond Jubilee — 1923-1998 —
Tin City's legacy began in the 1920's when Henry Espenlaub, brother-in-law of Ed Frank (Swamp Buggy Creator), leased his property to pioneering commercial fishing families. They constructed docks and tin roofed buildings to serve fishing fleets and . . . Map (db m90088) HM
17Florida (Collier County), Naples — What Makes Corkscrew Swamp Special? — National Natural Landmark
Bald cypress, the swamp and wood storks make this National Audubon Society sanctuary unique. The source of storks Wood storks come to Corkscrew Swamp during the dry months of winter and early spring. Here, in greater numbers than anywhere . . . Map (db m164800) HM
 
Apr. 21, 2021