You see Thomas Edison's impact on Fort Myers the minute you arrive. He donated the Royal Palm trees that line McGregor Blvd, and he wintered at Seminole Lodge, the house he bought in 1885. Encompassing 20 acres of gardens and nine historic buildings, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates (Edison went into business with his friend automaker Henry Ford in 1927 to form the Edison Botanic Research Corporation) include an impressive collection of Edison's inventions.
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