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Southwest Florida Trivia – Week of Jan. 21

January 21, 2011
By Capt. Chris Christensen

Geography and Places

1. Within Lee County, how many road bridges span the Caloosahatchee River?

2. There are four National Wildlife Refuges within Lee County. Name at least two.

3. How long is the Six Mile Cypress Preserve?

4. In 1905, Harvey Heitman built the well-known Bradford Hotel in downtown Fort Myers. Why did he name it the Bradford?

5. The area previously known as Redfish Point or Harney Point later became known as what?

Fact Box

Beach local Capt. Chris Christensen invented a Southwest Florida version of Trivial Pursuit with more than 1,200 questions and answers in 26 categories.

6. Barron G. Collier's land holdings in Southwest Florida topped out at about how many acres?

7. Where is the community of "Santiva?"

8. What was the original name of the Estero River?

9. Seventy-one people per day did what in Southwest Florida in 2004?

10. As of April 2010, Lee County had residential homeowners from how many foreign countries?

ANSWERS BELOW!

Trivia is contributed by Capt. Chris Christensen, who also hosts a fun and competitive version of this game for fund raising events, charitable causes or other activities. Call 239-437-6482 or email Tours@comcast.net for info.

ANSWERS:

1) Six bridges span the Caloosahatchee within Lee County. The one you probably missed is the Wilson Pigott Bridge (State Route 31), which is a drawbridge between Bayshore Road and State Road 80); 2) The four National Wildlife Refuges within Lee County are: J. N. "Ding" Darling, Caloosahatchee, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island; 3) Six Mile Cypress Preserve is nine miles long; 4) Harvey Heitman named the well-known Bradford Hotel as such because he was lent the money to build it from Tootie McGregor, who insisted the hotel be named after her son, Bradford; 5) The area previously known as Redfish Point or Harney Point later became known as Cape Coral; 6) Barron G. Collier's land holdings in Southwest Florida topped out at about 1.2 million acres; 7) "Santiva" is on the northern tip of Sanibel Island; 8) The original name of the Estero River was Mosquito Creek; 9) Seventy-one people per day moved to Southwest Florida in 2004; 10) As of April 2010, Lee County had residential homeowners from 113 foreign countries, compared to the United Nations with 192 member nations.

 
 

 

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