The Curved Dash Runabout
—Fire didn't destroy Ransom E. Olds’ dreams —After fire destroyed the new Olds Motor Works plant in Detroit on March 9, 1901, the Lansing Business Men's Association offered Olds land originally acquired in hopes of permanently hosting the State Fair. He took it. His new plant produced only the curved dash runabout, the first car to be called "Oldsmobile." Ransom Olds left the company in 1904, and General Motors acquired it in 1908. The runabout gave way to new models, and Lansing produced Oldsmobiles until 2001.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 699996 N 4733222|
|Decimal Degrees||42.72546667, -84.55721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 43.528', W 84° 33.433'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 43' 31.68" N, 84° 33' 25.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||517, 989|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-487 W Malcolm X St, Lansing MI 48933, US|
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