Year of Innovation - Invention Factory

Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee, and Edison?

In December, 2014, Mark Twain's classic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court will be 125 years old. Since its original publication, it has been reissued innumerable times and has been adapted for film, radio, television, and even into a Rodgers-and-Hart Broadway musical. Twain wrote the novel over a three-year period in the late 1880s, just at the time Thomas A. Edison was preparing his new wax-cylinder phonograph for commercial production. Read more...

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Edison Papers and Innovation

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Edison's New Jersey

You can't go far in NJ without seeing a sign that says Washington Slept Here, but what NJabout Edison Slept here?!

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