Thomas Edison built a winter home, guest house and laboratory on Fort Myers'
McGregor Boulevard late in the 19th century, just one year after the town was established.
Edison was already a famous and successful inventor and businessman.
At the time, Fort Myers was remote and lightly settled, with only 349 residents.
But, the winter weather was warm, and the location offered Edison opportunities for fishing,
boating, bird watching, rest and entertaining his visitors from up north.
And, he could work quietly in his study or in his laboratory.
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