Edison’s artesian well

I always knew that Thomas Edison drilled an artesian well (in this case, I think down into the Hawthorne Formation, which is one step above the Floridan), to tap aquifer-warmed water for his pool, but on a recent trip to the Edison Winter Estate in Ft. Myers, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he also discovered the light bulb as well!

Actually, the reverse was the case: 

I was happy as an oyster in the Caloosahatchee to find Edison was connected to the hydrologic folklore of the state.

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