Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Thomas Edison 1847-1931
As a boy in Port Huron, Thomas Edison spent hours in the laboratory he created in his parents basement. A technological genius, his passion for inventing devices that met practical needs led to more than 1,000 patents and laboratories that helped establish the concept of industrial research.
Edison devised a safe, economical incandescent electric light, as well as the dynamos meters switches and fuses needed to generate and distribute electric power. He also invented the motion picture camera and projector and such office equipment as the mimeograph and the dictating machine. The phonograph was Edison’s personal favorite.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Walk of Fame series list.
Location. 42° 43.857′ N, 84° 33.144′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 South Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernie Harwell b. 1918 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (about 300 feet away); Jeff Daniels b. 1955 (about 400 feet away); Theater District / The Strand (about 400 feet away); E. Genevieve Gillette 1898-1986 (about 500 feet away); Henry Ford 1863-1947 (about 500 feet away); Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City (about 500 feet away); Helen Thomas B. 1920 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Thomas Edison.com biography. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
Additional keywords. Inventor, Light Bulb, Phonograph.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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