Group Title: Saint James City : : Lee County
Title: Saint James City
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Title: Saint James City Lee County
Alternate Title: Lee County
Physical Description: 2 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Hanson, W. Stanley
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: 1936]
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Subject: History -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Statement of Responsibility: W. Stanley Hanson.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "Federal Writers' Project, American Guide, Tampa, Florida."
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
General Note: "May 19, 1936."
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055115
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002083142
oclc - 34578085
notis - AKS1602

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Saint Jame City (not incorporated) Looatod at eouth end
of Pine Island on Saii Carlos Bay. Was developed by a group of veal
thy busineao men from Calias, Wane. All building nmterial of
spruce and nhite pine being brought by ship frcoa Maine. The town
was platted in February 1887.

S Thoe pomfot o built the San Carloo Hotel at that time one
Sof the largest rest hotels in Yorida, boating the coaoarts of

Sthe period and entertaining any of America's beat known ien and
WOO=en, among them. Preldont CheOter A* Arthur, the Armour and
. alero a Chioagol tsir Robert Boothd Gore and others of tae
Britiah nobility, Who made Saint JA their winter headquarters
while enjoyinl the wonderful olimate and unexcelled fishing of
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alm BeDaoh, Saint Jamee City was one of the two nmoet popular
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