I got permission from my mother to go on the local train as a newsboy. The local train from Port Huron to Detroit, a distance of sixty-three miles, left at 7 AM and arrived again at 9.30 PM After being on the train for several months... Edison: His Life and Inventions - Page 30by Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - 1910Full view
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Holland Thompson - Inventions - 1921 - 267 pages
...business. "By a great amount of persistence," he says, "I got permission to go on the local train as newsboy. The local train from Port Huron to Detroit,...for vegetables, butter, and berries in the season. They were attended by two boys who shared in the profits." Moreover, young Edison bought produce from...