Historic Lee County

Historic Lee County

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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 a€œGarden 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


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