Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34162
St. James City street scene in September 1905. This photo is from an old postcard marked September 1905. In those days it was quite a busy place. Note the long line of palm trees bordering the avenue and the over grown grass in the lawn. These trees were probably planted during the St. James-on-the Gulf era 10 years prior.
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Or if you were lucky to have a wagon and oxen, that trip might take less than a day. Unless of course it was rainy season and the road was nothing but mud.
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If you wanted to travel to Fort Myers, you could take the steamer. Pictured is a steam ship pushing a barge past Pine Island. Maybe it is a load of mangoes destined for Fort Myers, and beyond.
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