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To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground Monica Kulling

To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground

Monica Kulling

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ISBN : 9781770495203
Hardcover
32 pages
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The son of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan was determined to have a better life than laboring in the Kentucky fields with his parents and ten siblings. He began by sweeping floors in a clothing factory in Cleveland, Ohio, where he decided to invent aMoreThe son of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan was determined to have a better life than laboring in the Kentucky fields with his parents and ten siblings. He began by sweeping floors in a clothing factory in Cleveland, Ohio, where he decided to invent a stronger belt for sewing machines. When he was promoted to sewing-machine repairman, Garrett was on his way. In 1911, 146 workers died in the shocking Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, so Garrett decided to invent a safety hood for firefighters. Little did he know that most people wouldnt be interested in buying his safety hood when they discovered its inventor was black. But an explosion that trapped workers in a tunnel under Lake Erie soon changed all that. Garretts hoods were rushed to the scene and used to rescue as many men as possible. Developed further, Garretts invention came to save thousands of soldiers from chlorine gas in the trenches of World War I.