Benjamin Emilio Rodia

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When he was 7 years old, Benjamin Emilio Rodia did two things . . .

He began selling newspapers from an egg crate on Main Street, and he changed his name.  Both decisions were to last a lifetime.

"It's my stage name", said

Miller B. Ross.

"Bridgeport's Premier Newsboy" eventually owned several newsstands around downtown.