Edison and Ford in Florida

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford both famously wintered in Fort Myers. In the case of Edison, some of his great works were developed outside Menlo Park, NJ and in Florida. This week on The Florida History Podcast we talk about both famous titans time in Florida and discuss the Gilded Age, Titans of Industry and GM’s eventual ascendancy over Ford Motor Corporation.

By Rolf Müller (User:Rolfmueller) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1370038

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  1. Mad Rambler · ·

    Saw you are taking questions for the next episode

    Here are a few

    Why when Collins and Askew demonstrated they could win primaries did so many elected Democrats still stay way to the right of them?

    Why did it take so long to build I-75 down to southwest Florida?

    Why did Florida have separate women’s and men’s colleges ?


  2. The doctrine of interposition that Governor Collins vetoed. Is that something you could see conservatives trying again now?


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