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A suburb at the fringe of the northeastern New Jersey industrial metropolis, Menlo Park was markedly less congested when Thomas Alva Edison set up shop in 1876. For the next decade the “Wizard of Menlo Park” astonished his neighbors by conducting field experiments on an electric railway and by creating the first Christmas holiday light display in the area; he amazed the world with such innovations as the dynamo, the phonograph, the automatic telegraph and the incandescent light bulb.
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