Monday, April 6, 2009

Fort Myers, Florida: Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were two of the biggest names in America about 100 years ago. Edison was famous for his inventions, while Ford became a business magnate. The two men became friends along the way, and Ford decided to set up a winter home right next to Edison's place in Fort Myers.

Therefore, it's easy to tour both places at once. The gardens are nicely maintained and pretty spectacular. Above, you can see Edison's winter lab. Apparently he didn't do much vacationing there. Ford's house has been restored to the way it was in the 1920's; there are even some vintage cars in the garage.

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