In 2001 the church donated the home to the city of Fort Myers. One of the most well-known homesteads in the area is the Thomas Edison Winter Estate drawing thousands of visitors every year. Edison made the decision to purchase the land to develop his aGarden of Edena after visiting the quaint little river town for the first time in late 1884. He acquired a ... Early in 1887, Edison returning from the North, immediately went to work putting an electric light plant into operation. The lights atanbsp;...
|Title||:||Historic Lee County|
|Author||:||Pamela Sustar, Matt Johnson|
|Publisher||:||HPN Books - 2008-01-01|