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DATES TO REMEMBER
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March 24, Friday, 10am to 12pm, Cost $20 in advance, $30 the day of.
"River History Walk"   CRUSIN’ DOWN THE RIVER

The Imperial River and its tributaries were the main means of travel and commerce in Bonita Springs until the first railroads and the Tamiami Trail (now Old US 41) in the 1920s. The river was a vital to fishing and recreation, attracting winter visitors and new residents. Walk along the river to Depot Park and over the river to Island Park. Learn about the community’s main dock and Rosemary Creek. End your tour at the Casner Home and enjoy a leisurely walk back. Highlights include: Learning about pioneer life along the Imperial River and Rosemary Creek, along with Riverside Park, Liles Hotel Historic Plaza, Depot Park, the dock, Island Park, and see the historic homes in the Riverside Subdivision. Includes a docent tour of the Casner Home, the Society’s 1930’s Period House, with refreshments provided. After the tour, optional lunch (cost of lunch is separate) at the Survey Cafe at one of the nearby restaurants suggested.

Start/End at Liles Hotel History Center in Riverside Park. Total walk distance is about 2 miles and tour duration of 2 hours. Meet at 10am at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. For History Walk reservations, call 239-221-8218, or email  calusaghosttours@gmail.com
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April 8, Saturday, 10am to 12pm, Cost $30 in advance, $40 the day of.
History Wonder Walk”   PLACES OF WONDERMENT

Take a guided walk through the Liles Hotel History Center and hear stories of Bonita Spring's origins and past. Walk through the historic plaza and hear about the water towers, artists cabins, the Imperial River, and the local businesses of old downtown. Learn about our lost historic attractions of wonderment like the Shell Factory, the Seminole Indian Village, the Dome, and the Mystery House. Then visit the Everglades Wonder Gardens and get a VIP Tour through the jungle. Experience the history, beauty and wonder of this tropical oasis in the middle of Bonita Springs. After the tour, an optional lunch (cost of lunch is separate) at the Twisted Tangle Cafe right next to the Gardens is suggested. 

Start/End at Liles Hotel History Center in Riverside Park. Total walk distance is about 1 mile and tour duration of 2 hours. Meet at 10am at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. For History Walk reservations, call 239-221-8218, or email  calusaghosttours@gmail.com
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Monday, April 17, 2017: General Membership Meeting, 10am at the Liles Hotel on Old US41 in Riverside Park.
* Please note change from previous location and time.
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April 21, Friday, 10am to 12pm, Cost $20 in advance, $30 the day of.
"Springs History Walk”   HOW BONITA GOT ITS NAME 

Learn how Bonita Springs got its name and about many of our oldest buildings. Hear the history of the Shangri La Resort, the first developments of our town, the Goodbread Grocery, our Elementary School (which its listed on the National Registry of History Places), our oldest church, local Art In Public Places, the Corner Store, the Fleming House, and neighborhood areas with historic houses. After the tour, an optional lunch (cost of lunch is separate) at the Shangri La is suggested. Relax and enjoy the beauty of this historic oasis in the middle of Bonita Springs. Lunch entrees from $12 - $20. Total walk distance is about 2 miles and tour duration of 2 hours.

Start/End at the Shangri La Resort. Total walk distance is about 2 miles and tour duration of 2 hours. 
Meet at 10am at the Shangri La, located at 27580 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. For History Walk reservations, call 239-221-8218, or email  calusaghosttours@gmail.com
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