When the notice came about the dam’s construction, Edison threw it out.
When the company came around to his house to let him know about the pending construction, Edison shooed them away.
They informed of his pending required move – everything being for, from the pouring of a new foundation to the moving of his house to a new location, but Edison refused. “This is my property,” he said. “No one takin it from me.”
The dam construction went ahead anyway. Every day, someone was sent to Edison’s house. Every day, he sent them away.
As the water rose around him, Edison grumbled, but he stayed where he was.
His boat now anchored to where his house once stood, Edison lived on at the property, steadfast in his principles.