Fort Myers has the beaches and two of the most famed inventors in our history

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (WTHR) — Fort Myers is known for its beaches, fishing and shopping. You can play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches, enjoy family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts. It's also home to two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders.

Nickname: City of Palms

Population: 79,943 (2017)

Avg. Temp by season: Winter - 76; Spring - 85; Summer - 91; Fall - 86.

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