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Cape Coral’s 50th Anniversary

City of Cape Coral celebrates 50 years of incorporation

In 1970, Cape Coral had little more than 10,000 residents and much of Del Prado Boulevard was still a dirt road. Still, those residents voted to become a city, and Aug. 18, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of that historic election day with the city holding a re-enactment of the signing ...

Incorporation appears assured

(The following article was published in the Cape Coral Breeze on Thursday, Aug. 20, 1970.) Precedent appeared to have been shattered Tuesday at Cape Coral, with 2067 registered voters voting for incorporation and 1798 voting against the issue. A total of 404 absentee ballots remained to be ...

Cape Kids — City Leaders: Connie Mack III — former U.S. Senator

Connie Mack III’s family moved to Southwest Florida in 1950 from Pennsylvania when he was 10. His father, Connie Mack Jr., was instrumental in the creation of Cape Coral and the “Waterfront Wonderland” it was advertised as. Mack’s father worked with the Rosen Brothers to promote, sell ...

Cape Kids — City Leaders: Eric Feichthaler, former Cape Coral mayor, attorney

“Winters treated my father quite bad due to illness, so what kind of motivated us as a child to move was warm weather. We flew to Fort Myers, of course, when I was 15 and looked around. The Realtor thankfully asked if we wanted to go over the river to look as well and we did. “We built in ...

Into the Future: Even at 50, the city of Cape Coral’s history has only begun

A lot has happened in 50 years since the city of Cape Coral’s incorporation, and it’s safe to say things have only just begun. From a large, undeveloped plot of land to a city of approximately 200,000 with over 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral has seen drastic change in a relatively ...