Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877 to Sidney and Elizabeth (Reed) Morgan. Garrett was the seventh child of eleven. Morgan was an African-American businessman and inventor whose curiosity and innovation led to the development of many useful products. The Inventions: Morgan’s first invention was a belt fastener for a sewing machine, … More Who was Garrett A. Morgan?
On July 22, 1715 The postal system was established. On July 7, 1838 Congress passes a bill making every railroad a postal route. On August 10, 1865 Baltimore became the first U.S. city with electric railway in regular operation. On July 29, 1870 The first asphalt road was completed. On October 9, 1870 Grand Central … More Did You Know?
Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day 2015: On Feb. 18, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) honored the legacy of Garrett A. Morgan and his contributions to the transportation industry by exposing some young area students to the work of transportation planners, engineers, architects and others. COMTO hosts the Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day each … More Engaging the Transportation Planners of the Future