Fort Myers is a destination for travelers.
With an active population of more than 10,000, the resort is one of the largest in the state and the only resort in the nation to offer a five-star suite at its Grand Terrace hotel.
But it’s also a place with a rich history.
“I love the city of Fort Myers,” said Lauren Furlong, the author of “Fulcrum City,” a new book about Fort Myers.
“There are so many stories to be told.
I can’t think of a city with a greater history of racism and bigotry than Fort Myers.”
In 1872, two Confederate veterans were arrested and sentenced to prison for lynching black men in a black neighborhood.
The incident was one of several that helped spur a white backlash that resulted in the establishment of the city’s first police department and a Civil War monument in the parkland.
“When you see a story like that, it’s really, really powerful to see,” Furlongs said.
“You get to see how that moment of history happened.”
In 2013, Fort Myers was the site of the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history.
It’s still considered one of America’s most dangerous places to visit, but its reputation for diversity has improved over the years.
Fort Myers has also hosted the White House, and it has hosted several major sporting events including the Super Bowl.
The city also hosted “The Big Bang Theory” as well as other television shows and movies.
“It was so good to be there,” said Furlings father, Mark, who is a member of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The city has a lot to offer.”
Fort Myers and its surrounding communities are one of about 30 major U.N. sites around the world, including the United Nations headquarters, the U.K.’s Parliament, the Vatican, the United States, Israel, France and Germany.
There are more than 1.2 million residents in Fort Lauderdale, which is a city of about 1 million.
There is a popular local restaurant, a popular coffee shop, a thriving arts scene, and a variety of outdoor sports venues.
The U.T.A. Institute of Technology is among the schools with its own sports teams, including football, basketball, hockey and soccer.
“Fort Myers is so diverse, and we are so lucky to have it,” Frelows father said.
Furling and Furlung said they’re thrilled that “Foulcrum” is part of the UUH library collection, as well.
“We’re very excited about the book, and looking forward to sharing it with the rest of the world,” Frulling said.