Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thomas Edison's Lab on the Caloosahatchee River

In the gardens just lovely.  With so many private estates it is very hard to be along side the rivers or shore accept when you visit a place like this.  It's a lovely way of actually being beside the river and experiencing the tranquility, away from the highways and buildings.

This is one of the Labs that Thomas Edison had here at his winter estate in Fort Myers.  Below you can see an old movie of them Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, working together.

Both of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates are on the Caloosahatchee River.  That name reminds me of the song Ode to Billie Joe - Tallahatchie Bridge, sang by Bobby Gentry.


  1. What a beautiful garden in a great setting and I do love the names of the rivers in the US

    1. Hi Jean,

      I believe in Indian it means river of the Caloosa, therefore I'm thinking that hatchee or hatchie, means river in Indian.


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