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4E 69 - Thomas Alva Edison - Memphis, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 35° 08.780 W 090° 03.097
15S E 768605 N 3893251
Quick Description: This marker about Thomas Alva Edison is located on North Court St west of North 2nd St, in Memphis, on the Court Square.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2016 12:35:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMT5QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:

Thomas Alva Edison


In 1865-66 Edison was military telegraph operator with the Federal occupation army, working in a building formerly at the east corner of North Court and November 6 Streets, and boarding next door. Trying to invent an auto-repeat key, he managed to connect New Orleans with New York directly for the first time after the war. As a result he was discharged by a jealous superior, and he left Memphis.


Tennessee Historical Commission
Marker Name: Thomas Alva Edison

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 4E 67

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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