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Positively New Jersey: The lore behind Edison’s ‘Light Dispelling Darkness’ statue

Many people have wondered why or when an eccentric foundation station was built in Edison’s Roosevelt Park.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2023, 2:30 AM

Updated 270 days ago

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The lore behind a roadside attraction in Middlesex County has been contested for years.
Many people have wondered why or when an eccentric foundation station was built in Edison’s Roosevelt Park. And now it seems that question has been answered.
The statue was actually a product of a federally funded project in the 1930s. The statue is titled “Light Dispelling Darkness” – the perfect description for the beloved sculpture.
"It brings back great memories. I remember seeing it as a little kid passing by here. I grew up in Metuchen, and we'd always pass Roosevelt Park, always wondered about it,” says Bruce Rockman, of North Brunswick.
The massive statue represents education, industry, and technology with onlooking signs of "evil" around the perimeter, according to WeirdNJ.com.


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