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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

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Locating the Site

Map 1: West Orange, New Jersey
and surrounding region.

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(Edison National Historic Site)

1. Note the location of West Orange, New Jersey, in relation to New York City, where Edison's bankers and investors were located.

2. Since the automobile was not yet in use in 1886, how do you think Edison would have made the trip back and forth to New York City?

3. How might being close to the city and port of New York have been useful?

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