Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (S0283)
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 42° 59.929 W 082° 25.563
17T E 383761 N 4761670
Quick Description: Located under the Blue Water Bridge and next to the Grand Trunk Rail Road Depot where Thomas Edison worked as a “news butcher” from 1859 to 1863. Registered Site #283
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2006 5:49:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMAAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
Views: 47

Long Description:

This plaque recognizes Thomas Edison’s early years in Port Huron, Michigan. Located under the Blue Water bridge connecting Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and next to the Grand Trunk Railroad Depot – now the Edison Depot Museum ,

In 1859, the railroad's first year of operation, Tom persuaded the company to let him sell newspapers and confections on the daily trips. He became so successful the he soon placed two newsboys on other Grand Trunk runs to Detroit. He made enough money to support himself and to buy chemicals and other experimental materials.

Historical Name: Thomas Edison

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: 283

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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