Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

While working as a railway newsboy on the Detroit - Port Huron line, Tom Edison often stopped in Mount Clemens. He made friends with station agent J. U. MacKenzie and in 1862 saved MacKenzie's young son from death by a train. In gratitude Mr. MacKenzie taught Tom Edison railroad telegraphy. From his training Tom became a qualified railroad telegrapher and worked during the 1860s at this occupation. Some of his earliest inventions were based on the telegraph.
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Registered Site L0239
Erected 1978

Location: 198 Grand at Cass
Mount Clemens, Macomb County

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