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Mount Clemens in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Edison

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, November 23, 2019
1. Thomas Edison Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1973 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L239.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 35.935′ N, 82° 53.526′ W. Marker is in Mount Clemens, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Grand Avenue north of Cass Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Grand Avenue, Mount Clemens MI 48043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crocker House (approx. half a mile away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Thomas Edison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 23, 2019
2. Thomas Edison Marker
Marker is in front of the former Mount Clemens train station, now the Michigan Transit Museum.
Clinton Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Clemens Mineral Bath Industry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Saint Mary's School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Zion Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Clemens.
 
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National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, November 23, 2019
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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