Images of America: Edison & Ford in Florida by Chris Pendleton, Mike Cosden and Brent Newman

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Images of America: Edison & Ford in Florida by Chris Pendleton, Mike Cosden and Brent Newman

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Telling a story in pictures is Edison and Ford in Florida, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local authors, Chris Pendleton, Mike Cosden, and Brent Newman is set to release on September 7, 2015. The book boasts 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases the extraordinary friendship between two legends.
Prolific inventor Thomas Edison and automobile pioneer Henry Ford shaped the modern world like few others. The lives of these close friends intersected at their winter homes in southwest Florida. Edison first visited the tiny cattle-ranching community of Fort Myers in 1885, building a home and laboratory soon after. There, he wintered with his wife, Mina, and their children, Madeleine, Charles, and Theodore. Ford purchased the adjacent estate in 1916, wintering in the area with his wife, Clara, and son, Edsel. Here in southwest Florida, these famous neighbors relaxed and found time to explore new projects.

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Highlights of Edison and Ford in Florida include:
 Over the past decade, ongoing historical research and site restoration at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates has led to new information regarding the lives and work of these two famous friends.
 For the first time, this book will allow readers to learn new information regarding their winter homes, personal lives, and how they spent their winters in Florida.
 A majority of the images used in this publication come directly from the EFWE archival collection.