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DAY TRIPS FROM PUNTA GORDA

There is a lot to do in the Punta Gorda area. Sometimes, it's fun to take a day trip and go exploring Punta Gorda and nearby locations in Southwest Florida. They're good on the budget and not too far away, either. Once you're off the Information Superhighway, get out on the real highway or waterway!

...................................Happy Travels, Nancy




THE WINTER ESTATES OF THOMAS EDISON AND HENRY FORD
......30 minutes south of Punta Gorda are the two homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The furnishings and architecture of these gracious buildings are reminiscent of a bygone era, yet there are many innovations which we do not have in our homes today.


Thomas Edison Home
The Edison Winter Estate is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

The three and one half acre winter estate of Henry Ford was built in 1911. It faces the palm lined McGregor Blvd.



Waterfront side, view of the Caloosahatchee River


The Laboratory





Nursery inside Ford Home
Throughout the Estate are many examples of Edison's inventions, his laboratory and workshop, vast gardens, and how he and his wife, Mina, lived in their well preserved home.







Selection of original Ford cars




Banyan Trees given to Edison by Firestone - 1925







Henry Ford home
NANCY ANDREAE
RE/MAX Harbor Realty, Inc.
Buyers Agent
For more information about this, or any other, trip or for information about Punta Gorda, please feel free to e-mail me.
Phone: 941-639-0928 or
Toll-free: 866-761-8138
Email: info@AndreaeGroup.com


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