The following book provides a fascinating history of Estero Island from the earliest days of the homesteaders in the late 1800s to the early 1960s. This book is reproduced with permission.
Early Days on Estero Island and Old Timer Reminisces
by Barrett and Adelaide Brown, 1967
Library of Congress Card Number 67-15783
Estero Island Publishers
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Early Days on Estero Island