thomas edison http://wgcu.org en Into the Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends http://wgcu.org/post/wild-edison-ford-friends <p></p><p>In 1914, three famous friends -- Thomas Edison, the “Wizard” of electricity; Henry Ford, the pioneer auto-maker; and John Burroughs, best-selling nature writer -- trekked into the wilds for a camping adventure in the Everglades. Their campfire camaraderie inspired a series of camping trips throughout the next decade. Joined by another famous friend, tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone, the “Four Vagabonds” explored a changing America, finding rest -- and inspiration -- in the nation’s great outdoors.</p><p><strong>Producer:</strong> Lynne Howard-Frazer</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:37:29 +0000 26 at http://wgcu.org Into the Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends