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Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial

 
 
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By R. C., July 17, 2010
1. Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Marker
Inscription.  
On this site
1876—1882
Thomas Alva Edison
Began his work
of service for the world
to illumine the path of progress
and
lighten labor for mankind.

This tablet is placed by the Edison Pioneers to attest the gratitude of the industries he did so much to create.

Dedicated Menlo Park NJ
May 16, 1925

 
Erected 1925 by Edison Pioneers.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1777.
 
Location. 40° 33.747′ N, 74° 20.155′ W. Marker is in Edison, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Christie Street and Lincoln Highway on Christie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edison NJ 08820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah B. Jordan Boarding House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Edison’s Office 1879 to 1884 (about 800 feet away); The Invention of the Phonograph (approx. 0.2
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By R. C., July 17, 2010
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miles away); Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison’s Menlo Park Invention Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Edison and the Electric Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Devonshire (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edison.
 
More about this memorial. Note the usage of the word "illumine" as opposed to the word "illuminate."

The English language certainly changes over time!
 
Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial Marker (side view) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Thomas Alva Edison Menlo Park Memorial Marker (side view)
Normally I don't care for electric lines when they are in the photos I take. I think that in Mr. Thomas Edison's case, they are quite fitting.
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By R. C.
4. Marker Artifacts
Artifacts on either side of the stone marker indicate that at one point in time there were electric lamps illuminating the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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