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State Archives of Florida
Banyan tree by Thomas Edison's house in Fort Myers, Florida.
Series/Collection number: S 1047, Publicity photographs, 1940-1996 ; Box 1, FF57
Edison-Ford Winter Estates is a combination of the historic winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It features the Edison Botanical Gardens, the Edison Rubber Laboratory, and the Edison Museum.
Sign reads, "Given to Edison by Firestone in 1925. Circumference of aerial roots 390 ft."
The tree was brought from India in a butter tub and was 2" in diameter and four feet high when given by Harvey Firestone and planted by Edison in 1925. It is a member of the rubber family.
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Chicago Manual of Style
Florida. - Division of Tourism. Banyan tree by Thomas Edison's house in Fort Myers, Florida. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/92761>, accessed 24 May 2022.
Florida. - Division of Tourism. Banyan tree by Thomas Edison's house in Fort Myers, Florida. 20th century. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 24 May. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/92761>.
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(State Archives of Florida/Florida. - Division of Tourism.)