Edison & Ford Winter Estates


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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    Visitors to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers can see the botanic research laboratory, a National Historic Chemical Landmark, where Thomas Edison and his team tested more than 17,000 plants

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    A queen's wreath is pictured at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.