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Step into History Digital Discussion - The Wizard and Wall Street - Thomas Edison and the Stock Ticker

Join Assistant Program Manager, Ryan Boyer, for a Step into History Digital Discussion as he discusses Thomas Edison’s role in the development of the stock ticker. This presentation reveals how Thomas Edison got his inventive career started in New York City in the early 1870s and discusses how he earned a reputation as a leading expert in telegraph design and manufacturing, all before the age of 25. Join us to learn how some of the most important organizations at the time, like Western Union and the Associated Press, and financiers, like J.P. Morgan and Jay Gould, all vied for Edison’s services. Ultimately, you’ll discover how this period established Thomas Edison’s as a successful inventor and provided him with the financial support necessary to establish Menlo Park and embark on his next great project, the incandescent light bulb. 

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December 13, 2023

10:30AM - 11:30AM


Edison & Ford Winter Estates - 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33901 2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers 33901 FL US

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