Ransom Eli Olds Breakthrough

Ransom Eli Olds Breakthrough (HM1YSE)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.784', W 84° 32.933'

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Engines Turning Wheels

—The spark of auto innovation ignited here in the 1890s. —

P.F. Olds founded a prosperous machine shop here on River Street, repairing and building steam and gasoline engines. His was one of many Lansing Manufacturing plants that produced small engines, carriages, windmills and other equipment used by farmers and businesses. His son, Ransom, had bigger ideas. He port engines in carriages, creating his first successful "horseless carriage" in 1896. A year later, the Olds Motor Vehicle Company became Michigan's first operating automobile company.
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HM NumberHM1YSE
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700664 N 4733716
Decimal Degrees42.72973333, -84.54888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.784', W 84° 32.933'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 47.04" N, 84° 32' 55.98" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-336 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing MI 48933, US
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