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A man and a young boy in a small buggy at the 1953 Naples' swamp buggy races. Photo taken November 8, 1953. State Archives of Florida

A man and a young boy in a small buggy at the 1953 Naples' swamp buggy races. Photo taken November 8, 1953. State Archives of Florida

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  • The first building in Naples. This served as the temporary office for the Naples Company while the hotel and pier were being constructed. It has been variously described as the first residence in Naples or the first sales office of the Naples Company. State Archives of Florida
  • This black and white postcard shows the early Naples Beach Hotel, year unknown. State Archives of Florida
  • Top photograph: The Naples Pier. The pier was rebuilt in a different configuration. Bottom photograph: Northwest end of the Old Naples Hotel in the late 1940s or early 1950s. State Archives of Florida
  • The Naples Hotel, circa 1929. State Archives of Florida
  • Golfer on the Naples Country Club golf course. Photo taken in August 1962. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • The Naples Hotel. State Archives of Florida
  • The Naples Hotel, circa 1919. State Archives of Florida
  • This black and white postcard shows an early trailer park in Naples. Turner's Grill was next door. State Archives of Florida
  • This photo shows land being cleared for the Naples Airport in 1935. The airport was originally built as a Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Its designation was FERA project 11-B15-9. State Archives of Florida
  • The Naples Pier, before Hurricane Donna. State Archives of Florida
  • November 12, 1949 was the first Naples Swamp Buggy Parade. Note the classic cars and the old Sinclair gas station in the background. State Archives of Florida
  • Caribbean Gardens in Naples, year unknown. State Archives of Florida
  • Golfer on the Naples Country Club golf course. Photo taken in August 1962. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • Golfer on the Naples Country Club golf course. Photo taken in August 1962. Johnson / State Archives of Florida
  • A young girl stares at a table full of cakes during the 1950 Naples Swamp Buggy baking contest. Photo taken October 28, 1950. State Archives of Florida
  • Swamp buggies race in Naples, Florida. This photo was taken on October 28, 1950. State Archives of Florida
  • Swamp buggies race in Naples, Florida. This photo was taken on October 28, 1950. State Archives of Florida
  • Boathouses in Naples. State Archives of Florida
  • A man and a young boy in a small buggy at the 1953 Naples' swamp buggy races. Photo taken November 8, 1953. State Archives of Florida
  • This photo from November 8, 1953 shows excited folks participating in Naples' Swamp Buggy Day races. State Archives of Florida
  • Caribbean Gardens in Naples, year unknown. State Archives of Florida
  • No firm date is given for this aerial view of Wiggins Pass Marina, just the 1970s. State Archives of Florida
  • This 1975 postcard shows another, more developed aerial view of Wiggins Pass. State Archives of Florida

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