“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hinsdale in Cheshire County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)

Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer

Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, December 29, 2011
1. Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer Marker
Inscription.  In the Holman and Merriman Machine Shop opposite this location, George A. Long of Northfield (Mass.) in 1875 built a steam propelled four wheel automobile with a fifth wheel for steering. This vehicle, fired by hardwood charcoal, had a bicycle-type frame, ordinary wooden wheels, solid rear axle and could maintain 30 miles per hour, roads permitting. This early inventor patented and built another automobile, propelled by gasoline, now in The Smithsonian Institution.
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 112.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 42° 47.267′ N, 72° 28.443′ W. Marker is in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, in Cheshire County. Marker is on Canal St., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Canal St, Hinsdale NH 03451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newhall & Stebbins (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jemima Tute (approx. 2.8 miles away
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in Vermont); Fort Bridgman Marker (approx. 3 miles away in Vermont); Vermont’s Interstate Highway System (approx. 5 miles away in Vermont); Prospect Hill Soldier's Lot (approx. 5.7 miles away in Vermont); Estey Organ Company (approx. 6 miles away in Vermont); Centre Congregational Church (approx. 6.3 miles away in Vermont); Brattleboro Veterans Monument (approx. 6˝ miles away in Vermont).
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