Influential Women in the History of Southwest Florida

Mar 26, 2014

SUSIE BILLIE - A Miccosukee Indian healer with medicinal plants.
Credit Hanson Family Archives
When it comes to Southwest Florida history, you’ve probably heard about the contributions of men like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, but what about the region’s influential women?  March marks National Women’s History Month and our panel of local history buffs will highlight some of the well-known and lesser-known women who shaped our region.

Guests:Woody Hanson, Owner of Hanson Real Estate Advisors/ the Hanson Family Archives
Dr. Gerri Reaves, author of “Fort Myers: Then and Now,” and “Legendary Locals of Fort Myers”/ columnist for The River Weekly News
Tom Hall, writer for Fort Myers Founding Females tour guide with True Tours