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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1911

Charles Kettering

 
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 7, 2021
1. 1911 Marker
Inscription.  Kettering perfects a workable electric starter at his lab in Dayton. First installed in 1912 Cadillacs, it means the end of difficult and dangerous hand cranking; and enables more women to drive.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesScience & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 38° 52.577′ N, 77° 0.165′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 3rd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1913 (here, next to this marker); Single Bit Bollard (a few steps from this marker); 1908 (a few steps from this marker); 1919 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1911 (a few steps
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1911 Marker
This is a previous iteration of the marker. While the information is identical, the caption is slightly different.
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from this marker); 1900 / 1920 (a few steps from this marker); 1923 (a few steps from this marker); 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
1911 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
3. 1911 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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