Menlo Park


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Menlo Park.

1 Residential city (1990 pop. 28,040), San Mateo co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. Electronic equipment and aerospace products are manufactured in the city. Menlo College and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are there. 2 Uninc. residential community, Middlesex co., central N.J., in EdisonEdison,
township (1990 pop. 88,680), Middlesex co., NE N.J., inc. 1870 as Raritan Township, renamed 1954. Edison's varied manufactures include light trucks, chemicals, metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, machinery, and instruments.
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 township. It is the site of Edison Memorial Tower and state park, where Thomas EdisonEdison, Thomas Alva,
1847–1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time, but his formal schooling was limited to three months in Port Huron,
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 kept his laboratories (1876–1887). Buildings associated with the laboratories were moved to or replicated at Greenfield Village Museum at Dearborn, Mich. Menlo Park developed into a suburban community after the end of World War II.