Destination Unknown – The Edison Museum Ft. Myers FL

photo by Michael Serio

Tour Date:  11/21/2020 Destination Unknown – The Edison Museum Ft Myers FL
Tour Guide: Elizabeth Dougherty

Destination Unknown – The Edison Museum Ft Myers FL – Elizabeth takes us to southwest Florida and city of Ft. Myers.  In 1885 following the death of his first wife, Thomas Edison decided that he wanted to get away from the cold, miserable New Jersey winters.  He purchased 13 acres of land on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River and built his home. Henry Ford, who once worked for Edison, built his winter home directly next door to Edison’s.   Already a successful inventor and businessman, Edison saw America’s growing dependence upon foreign-made rubber products and wanted to change it.  In a partnership with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, the trio built a botanical workshop focused on developing American-made rubber.  After 17,000 unsuccessful trials, his workshop discovered that Leavenworth’s Goldenrod could be bred to produce the desired results.

Destination Unknown – The Edison Museum Ft Myers FL

Today, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates (which contains both homes and workshops) is located at 2350 MacGregor Blvd in Ft. Myers.

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About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and on stations around the country.

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