Springville in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Schuster Wins 1908 NY to Paris Automobile Race
In 1908 George Schuster drove a Thomas Flyer to win the 169 day, 22,000 mile "Great Auto Race" from New York City to Paris France.
The 4 cylinder Thomas was manufactured by the E.R. Thomas Motor Car Co., Buffalo, NY.
Erected 2008 by White's Appliance, Inc.
Location. 42° 30.644′ N, 78° 40.02′ W. Marker is in Springville, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of North Buffalo Street (County Route 181) and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on North Buffalo Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 North Buffalo Street, Springville NY 14141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Honored Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); First Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Settler - Town of Concord (about 400 feet away); Goddard Memorial Hall, 1902 (about 400 feet away); Concord (about 500 feet away); 1992 The New York State Convention of Universalists Springville and Sardinia Narrow Gauge (about 600 feet away); Springville Academy (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Springville.
Also see . . .
1. George Schuster (driver) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Thomas Motor Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 6, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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