Famous Inventor, 1877-1963

Winchester & Vine Sts., Paris, KY

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"Sites of birthplace of Garrett A. Morgan, and Branch School, which he attended, are 1/4 mile south. He invented the tri-color traffic signal, forerunner of the present type, and a gas mask worn in rescue work at Cleveland, Ohio, 1916. His mask was the basis for one used in World War I. In his honor the Claysville area is renamed "Garrett Morgan Place.""

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  • April 19, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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