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Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Edison Homesite

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. Edison Homesite Marker
Inscription.

Thomas Alva Edison was seven years old in 1854 when he and his family moved to Port Huron. They moved into a house on the Fort Gratiot Military Reservation, a short distance south of here. This is where young "Al" conducted his first experiments in chemistry and electricity.

He left Port Huron in 1863, and his family moved out of the house in 1865. Five years later, it was destroyed by fire. Railroad tracks laid on the site protected Edison family artifacts still buried there. When archaeologists excavated this area one hundred years later, we learned more about the young inventor's life.
 
Erected by Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
 
Location. 42° 59.913′ N, 82° 25.566′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Edison Parkway and the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia (Interstate 69/94), on the right when traveling south on Thomas Edison Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilderness Outpost (here, next to this marker); Underground Railroad
Edison Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Edison Homesite Marker
Center marker
(here, next to this marker); Making Tracks (a few steps from this marker); All Aboard! (a few steps from this marker); Immigration (a few steps from this marker); Ships on the St. Clair (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridging the Blue Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Edison Depot Museum, Port Huron MI. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Biography of Thomas Edison. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Life of Thomas A. Edison. (Submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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