Growing up in south Fort Myers in the late 1960s-1970s, Keith Arnold recalled a very different scene than the one that surrounds Florida Gulf Coast University today.
“I actually grew up on Alico Road, not far from where this university is right now; it was a two-lane dirt road at the time. My family had a little farm, a 20-acre farm. We were the only farm and the only house on the road,” he recalled. “It looked a whole lot different back then. And it’s just amazing to see what this area of town looks like now.”
From his farm, he would explore the remote wilderness area.