A group in Manchester is raising money to recognize one of the city’s most notable inventors.

Ralph Baer is considered by many to be the father of the modern video game through the invention of his “Brown Box.” He also helped develop the electronic game, “Simon.”

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Baer lived in Manchester for years and worked at BAE as an engineer.

A local organization is now trying to raise $60,000 to build a bench with a bronze statue of Baer in Arms Park.

Baer, who was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, died in his Manchester home in 2014 at the age of 92.


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