Monday, June 18, 2012

Thomas Edison Center, Menlo Park, New Jersey

  Thomas Edison was an unknown young inventor when he moved his experimental facilities to the tiny village of Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876. Then, in a six-year burst of astonishing creativity,   he patented approximately 400 inventions, including the phonograph and devices for electric lightand power generation, and he revolutionized the process of invention itself. Known around the world as the Wizard of Menlo Park, Edison made himself and Menlo Park famous, and to this day, both names are synonymous with the spirit of invention.

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