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1970 a year to remember for Cape Coral

August 26, 2010 Flashback 1970: The Baby Boomers all had been born. President Richard Millhouse Nixon was a few years away from stepping down and Spiro Agnew was vice president. more »»

Civic Association pushed for incorporation

August 26, 2010 On March 1, 1962, the Cape Coral Civic Association was formed. more »»

Early residents have experienced the good times — and the bad

August 26, 2010 Cape Coral may have started with only a handful of people, but through the years the community has seen growth and prosperity and a hard economic downturn. more »»

Many service clubs, organizations founded before city incorporated

August 26, 2010 Many people and organizations had a hand in forming Cape Coral. In December 1961, Robert H. Finkernagel Jr., came to the Cape. He was the managing director for Gulf American Land Corp. more »»

City historian recalls the early years, need for incorporation

August 26, 2010 Paul Sanborn said he moved to Cape Coral on May 1, 1962, because he was offered a job to work for Gulf American Land Corporation as the assistant to the managing directo. more »»

Incorporation time line

August 26, 2010 (Editor’s note: The following items were taken directly from the headlines published in The Cape Coral Breeze from 1969-1972) 1969 July — Population tops... more »»

Dennis and Ann Duffala watched Cape grow from its infancy

August 26, 2010 When Dennis and Ann Duffala moved to Cape Coral about 50 years ago with their families, the unincorporated community was a world away from the one the teens had come fro. more »»

Handshake in 1957 helps bring power to Cape Coral

August 26, 2010 In 1957, a handshake symbolized a promise between LCEC manager Homer T. Welch Jr. and Gulf Guaranty Land and Title Company President Leonard Rosen to bring electricity to Cape Coral. more »»

Community takes control of its own destiny

August 26, 2010 As Cape Coral made the transition from a Rosen brothers vision to a full fledged city, the earliest of the municipal pioneers were faced with the challenge of delivering upon the services that a cit... more »»

Long-time resident has enjoyed watching Cape develop

August 26, 2010 Clint Kelly, who turned 95 years old Wednesday, July 28, moved to Cape Coral in 1970, after staying in Miami for basic training for the U.S. more »»

Community theater, Yacht Club key elements

August 26, 2010 Recreational facilities throughout Cape Coral have a rich history of their ow. more »»

Cape has always been a special place for Elmer Tabor and his family

August 26, 2010 One family helped shape Cape Coral into what it is today by contributing one of the first businesses to the city in the early 1960s. more »»

A look back to 1970

August 26, 2010 (Editor’s note: Cape Coral was incorporated in 1970. Here’s a glimpse of the headline news items from that year published in The Breeze. more »»

Residents get history lesson from those who lived it

August 22, 2010 Cape Coral residents learned about the earliest days of the city during a presentation and luncheon Saturday afternoon at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center. more »»



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