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Cape ‘Images of America’ book signing announced

By Staff | Oct 22, 2009

Local author Chris Wadsworth will be sell and sign copies of his latest history book, “Images of America: Cape Coral,” on Monday and Nov. 7.
Wadsworth, Anne Cull and the Cape Coral Historical Society have put together the new pictorial history of Cape Coral through vintage photographs of model homes, roads, the airport, the police force, the Cape Coral Country Club, the Nautilus Motel and the famous Rose Gardens.
Wadsworth said he is a journalist by trait who has always been a history buff. He has covered Southwest Florida news for more than a decade as a television, newspaper and now freelance reporter.
Cull has worked as the curator of the Cape Coral Historical Museum for the past 10 years, which provided her with the opportunity to expand the museum from one to three buildings.
Wadsworth said the book is best described as a “community photo album.”
He said it is filled with a ton of photographs from the early days of Cape Coral. The book is approachable and assessable, providing residents an opportunity to learn the history of their city.
Wadsworth said that by putting the book together, he hopes he will “be able to turn people’s opinions around” about the Cape and introduce them to its interesting history.
“I hope we did Cape Coral justice and I hope everyone enjoys the book,” he said.
“Images of America: Cape Coral” is $21.99 and postcards are $7.99 through Arcadia Publishing.
Both items are available at local retailers, online bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at: www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888) 313-2665.
The book signing Monday will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Cape Dog & Deli, located at 1227 Cape Coral Parkway E.
The Nov. 7 book signing will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the South Cape Street Market, located on Vincennes Boulevard and Southeast 47th Terrace.