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Fort Myers,

city (1990 pop. 45,206), seat of Lee co., SW Fla., on the Caloosahatchee River, near the Gulf of Mexico; founded 1850, inc. 1905. It has a tourist trade and light industry and is a shipping point for citrus fruits, winter vegetables, flowers (especially gladioli), and fish. The city grew up around Fort Harvie, built (c.1841) in the Seminole War, and lies in a region of tropical vegetation noted for its royal palms. There now is a large retired community, and the city has been marked by urban and economic growth. Thomas EdisonEdison, Thomas Alva,
1847–1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time.
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1863–1947, American industrialist, pioneer automobile manufacturer, b. Dearborn, Mich. The Inception of the Ford Motor Company

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's winter estates are museums, and there is a historical museum. An annual festival of light commemorates Edison. Florida Gulf Coast Univ. is in the city. Nearby tourist attractions include wildlife preserves, a manatee park, and extensive beach resorts.
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