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By Ronald Wolchesky | Agent in Fort Myers, FL

Celebrating the Great Thomas Edison Fort Myers Florida Festival of Lght


Today @ 7 p.m. Feb. 16 2013

Join Grand Marshals, Thomas and Mina Edison for the 75th Annual Edison Festival of Light Parade in Downtown Fort Myers. Also, look for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard and Fort Myers Institute of Technology float celebrating the life and work of Thomas Edison.

For more information contact Edison Festival of Light at 239-334-2999 or website: www.edisonfestival.org

Thomas Edison has/had a winter estate in Fort Myers Florida, and loved it so much that he entice his friend Henry Ford to build one alongside his, and they were often visited by great other inventors of their time.

Thomas Edison once declared “there is only one Fort Myers and 90 million people are going to find out about it!” and his greatest assets was his love of life and strong belief in God, faith and principles.

He had an appreciation for nature, a visit to his Winter Estate in Down Town Fort Myers, along beautiful McGregor Blvd, sitting along the Caloosahatchee River you can see the proof.

One thing I learned in trying to understand success through him, he had a fascination with the Tarpon alias “Silver King” A great Video below: “Silver King The Birth of Big Game Fishing” is interesting and has great footage and story about old Fort Myers and Florida history.

Enjoy the video here Realtor Ron W Movies time  if you have an hour to spare, of interesting and enjoyable viewing.

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Many Malls and parks, schools are rightfully named after Thomas Edison in the County.

More about Thomas Edison:

Edison obtained his last patent (his 1093rd) at age 83. He died October 18, 1931 in New Jersey. Countless individuals, communities, and businesses throughout the world recognized that his death marked the end of an era in the progress of civilization. Everything we touch, we can give thanks to the Greatest inventor of all times Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison was born February 11, 1847 in the port town of Milan, Ohio, which was one of the largest wheat-shipping centers in the world. The youngest of seven children, Thomas was home schooled by his mother, Nancy Edison, who taught her son the "Three R's" and the Bible. His father encouraged him to read the great classics, and gave him a 10-cent reward for each one he finished. Thomas was deeply interested in world history and English literature — he had a special fondness for Shakespeare — and enjoyed reading and reciting poetry.

His parents taught him how to use the resources of the local library, and gradually, Thomas preferred learning through independent self instruction. At an early age, he he became attracted to mechanics and chemical experiments. When young Thomas became interested in science, his parents scraped together money to hire a tutor. Thomas began to experiment with chemicals in the basement of his home.

When Edison was 14, he contracted scarlet fever. The effect of the fever, as well as a blow to the head by an angry train conductor, caused Edison to become completely deaf in his left ear, and 80-percent deaf in the other. He learned Morse code and the use of the telegraph, and began a job as a "brass pounder" (telegraph operator). At age 16, Edison produced his first invention, called an "automatic repeater." The device transmitted telegraph signals between unmanned stations, allowing almost anyone to easily and precisely translate code at his own speed and convenience.

Many thanks to http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1608.html

Quotes by Thomas Edison.

Regarding Determination
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Statement in 1877
Regarding Genius
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Regarding Solar Energy
We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.
Conversation with
Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone in 1931

Hope you enjoyed this. Happy house searching but :

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Ronald Wolchesky (alias Realtor Ron W): realtorronw@yahoo.com C: 239-209-1923: H: 239-349-4684

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