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Fort Myers, Florida: Edison and his Spinning Orb Team Field Report

8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
On the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. From Hwy 869/Summerlin Rd turn west at the stoplight onto Edison Pkwy. Drive past the first parking lot on the right, through the four-way stop, past the pond on the right, then turn right into the next parking lot. Drive as far north as you can and park. Walk north and you'll come to the Quad; the statue is on its right (east) edge.
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Edison and his Spinning Orb

A seven-foot-tall statue of Thomas Edison stands with a shiny silver ball in his left hand. You can spin the ball, but can't pry it from his grasp. Report... [06/29/2020]

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Edison and his Spinning Orb

Statue is located in lot 13, past the administrative building.

[Jerri, 09/05/2021]

Edison and his Spinning Orb.

Edison and his Spinning Orb

The Edison statue is located in front of the entrance to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, across from the fountain.

[BoomersOTR, 06/29/2020]

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