Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sandlin House on Retta Esplanade in Historic District of Punta Gorda

Originally the home of James L. Sandlin, a member of the first City Council and later mayor of Punta Gorda, and his wife Mary Lula.   Their son Felix was the first child born in Punta Gorda. Sandlin came to Punta Gorda on the first train in July 1886 to engage in the real estate, mercantile, citrus, and coastal shipping business. The “widow’s walk” was constructed so that  Sandlin could check ships at the nearby dock.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Punta Gorda Storm over the Canal

Storm moves in over Punta Gorda canal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rufus Lazzell -- Punta Gorda Notable Person -- Retired Brigadier General

Mr. Lazzell is is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General and war hero now residing in Punta Gorda Isles. 
More on Rufus Lazzell

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Punta Gorda

One of the Churches of Punta Gorda: Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

At the Farmer's Market in Downtown Punta Gorda

Downtown Farmer's Market is a great place to pick up vegetables and start a Saturday morning walk.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Linear Park -- Trail Leading to the Harbor

Segment of new Linear Park leading to Harborwalk.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Yacht Basin Fishermen's Village Punta Gorda

Path in the Yacht Basin at Fishermen's Village. Notice the lovely butterfly garden on the right.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom Swim 2010

Despite the rain swimmers cross the Peace River on the 4th of July -- hey they're already wet!
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