I graduated high school at Cypress Lake in '75. US41 was the road to Miami. A narrow 2 lane cow pastures on both sides South of Koreshan state park. I left in '95 for Tennessee. Too much pavement, too many crazy drivers and arrogant snowbirds. I had almost 6 acres in Golden Gate Estates I sold back in 2019 off Everglades Blvd.Lol, close, Estero. Bonita is nice, almost ended up there but Estero fit nicely.
My wandering mother recently bought a condo somewhere in Estero. Corkscrew road was Corkscrew Grade in '75. The pavement ended just past the railroad tracks. It was dirt all the way to state road 29 North of Immokalee.