Category: Edison in the News

Mr. Edison Permanent Resident of Milan

Thomas Edison has come to stay in Milan, in the form of a handsome bronze statue, a close replica of the Edison statue now representing Ohio in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  Fabricated by sculptor Alan Cottrill of Janesville, Ohio, he added a phonograph(Edison’s favorite invention)  in Edison’s left hand for…
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Ohio Statue of Thomas Edison finally resides in Washington, DC

A  bronze, larger-than-life statue of Thomas Edison now resides in Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  The 6 ft. 10 in. statue, standing on a large granite base, is one of two representing Ohio; President James Garfield is the other. The road to Washington for Mr. Edison had been very long, since he…
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Edison Goes to Washington

Alan Cottrill, a farm boy from Zanesville who didn’t begin sculpting until he was 38, has been picked as the creator of a statue of Ohio native Thomas A. Edison for the U.S. Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Ohio Statuary Hall Commission made the announcement yesterday afternarrowing the list to…
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Edison Birthplace on News Channel 5

Milan, Ohio birthplace of Thomas Edison provides lighted path to the life of a great inventor Read more 

Edison’s Statue in Washington, DC.

Don Gfell, tireless worker for the placing of Edison’s statue in Washington, DC…..reading off over $13,000 in donations from the Milan community.