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Thomas Alva Edison

Main St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 47.079996", -90° 3' 4.689396"
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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.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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