Joey and Young Mr. Tom by Roy Trumbull

Joey falls asleep and finds himself on a rail car in 1862 with a young Thomas Edison while the Civil War rages.
Because Detroit is adjacent to Canada it was a major station on the Underground Railroad and the crossing point for fugitive slaves.
I added mention in the story of the Unitarian minister Thomas Starr King. He was responsible for keeping California from supporting the confederates. For 22 years I worked one block away from his crypt at his church. I don’t recall hearing about him in school when we studied California history. He deserves more attention.

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