Tom Edison at Grand Trunk

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Tom Edison at Grand Trunk

The Grand Trunk Railroad depot to the right is where 12-year-old Tom Edison departed daily on the Port Huron - Detroit run. 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.
photo of Tom Edison at Grand Trunk

Erected 1967

Location: 500 Edison Parkway (under Blue Water Bridge)
Port Huron, Saint Clair County

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Latitude: 42.99862, Longitude: -82.42600

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