Edison had a winter house in a little town called Ft. Myers
. This little town was located in southwest Florida
. He did a lot of his inventing here. His next door neighbors Henry Ford, and some guy with the last name Firestone
Unfortunately, the town because so proud to host Mr. Edison every winter, they decided to name EVERYTHING after him. The mall, the schools, the streets. Not only his last name, but even his middle name, "Alva
Every February, there is the Edison Festival of Lights parade. It is the grand finale of a week of silly events. Think of the Tullip Festival in Holland, MI
. Or Mardi Gras
, just not fun.