Ransom Eli Olds

Ransom Eli Olds (HM9BP)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 20.218', W 82° 59.658'

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In Lansing, on August 21, 1897, Ransom E. Olds (1864 - 1950) founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, the precursor to Oldsmobile. He produced four vehicles that year. In 1899, Olds relocated to Detroit, opening the Olds Motor Works on West Jefferson Avenue near the MacArthur Bridge. In 1901, he built 425 gasoline-powered Curved Dash Oldsmobile Runabouts, driving them on Belle Isle prior to sale. Mounds of dirt excavated during canal construction on the island provided perfect "hills" for the drivers who tested the mettle of early automobiles. Runabouts were the first cars to carry the Oldsmobile name.
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HM NumberHM9BP
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberS0658
Year Placed1997
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 335707 N 4689116
Decimal Degrees42.33696667, -82.99430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.218', W 82° 59.658'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 13.08" N, 82° 59' 39.48" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1162 Central Ave, Detroit MI 48207, US
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