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    (1866- )
    County seat of Lee County, Florida
    Named after Colonel Abraham Myers
    Nickname: City of Palms
    Population: 770,577 (2019)
    Rapper Piles was born here.
    It is often one of Florida's ghetto cities.
    It was a filming location for the critically panned 1995 film 'Just Cause.'
    It has an obsession with its most famous winter resident, Thomas Edison.
    It gets really rainy and thunderstorms frequently occur in the summer.
    It has been vulnerable to hurricanes such as Charley (2004) and Wilma (2005).
    The Union secured a victory in the Battle of Fort Myers (February 20, 1865).
    It was where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had settled their winter estates.
    It earned the nickname 'City of Palms' due to a line of royal palms that were planted on McGregor Boulevard.
    The Butterfly Estates houses many of Florida's native species of butterflies.
    The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins do their spring training here.
    It was a filming location for the independent film 'Trans' and the 1985 film 'Day of the Dead.'
    Actress Haley Bennett and Pro Football Hall of Famer/baseball infielder Deion Sanders were born here.

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