Mount Clemens, MI, Railroad Depot
While working as a newsboy on the Detroit-Port Huron rail line, a young Thomas Edison often worked from this station. In 1862 Edison saved the young son of the station agent from being run over by a train. As a show of gratitude, the station agent, J. U. Mackenzie, agreed to teach Edison how to use the telegraph. With this training, Thomas Edison became a qualified railroad telegraph operator and most likely secured his fascination with electricity.