Thomas Edison was a large presence in Fort Myers, in many ways. I think that we will keep running into that fact anytime we drive into the town. John and I toured two historic homes the other evening, and in one of them there were many pictures of Edison with his friends. In 1907, Thomas Edison proposed to the city that he plant Royal Palm trees from his home all the way into town. Eventually the city lined the street with additional trees and it earned the title of The City of Palms.