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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry Ford

July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
1. Henry Ford Marker
Inscription. In 1914, Thomas Edison invited Henry Ford, wife Clara, and son Edsel to the Edison Florida estate. In 1916, the Fords purchased their Fort Myers estate, The Mangoes. The Ford family visited regularly with good friends and neighbors, Thomas and Mina Edison. Time was spent discussing business and invention but also on leisure actives, such as fishing, boating, and camping. Together they explored southwest Florida in the 1916 Model T Touring car Ford gave to Edison.

This statue, by Fort Myers sculptor D. J. Wilkins, was donated to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates by patron Orvall McCleary in honor of Henry Ford on July 30, 2007.
 
Location. 26° 38.067′ N, 81° 52.804′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from McGregor Boulevard south of Larchmont Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is inside the Edison/Ford Estate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge (here, next to this marker); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (here, next to this marker); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk
Henry Ford Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
2. Henry Ford Statue
(here, next to this marker); Clara Fordís Michigan Rose Garden (here, next to this marker); Edisonís “Florida Paradise” (here, next to this marker); Inside the Ford Home (here, next to this marker); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (here, next to this marker); Edison Caretakerís House (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Also see . . .  Edison & Ford Winter Estates. (Submitted on October 26, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Henry Ford Marker & Statue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 10, 2015
3. Henry Ford Marker & Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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