- from Thomas Edison
Edison spent his childhood in Milan, Ohio. He saw pioneers use covered wagons to go west. By the time Edison died in 1931, Charles Lindbergh had become the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane.
Between 1847 and 1931, the U.S. saw huge changes. Before, most people lived in the country and were farmers. Now they lived in cities and worked in factories. These changes were caused by inventions that improved transportation, communication, and manufacturing. Edison may have been the most productive inventor of his age. But he wasn’t the only one. Here are some other people’s inventions.