Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Olds Horseless Carriage
Near this site in 1886, Ransom Eli Olds designed, built, and first drove a steam powered horseless carriage. In 1803, he brought out his first automobile using gasoline engine power. In 1897, he organized the Olds Motor Vehicle company and produced a car named the Oldsmobile. In 1901, he first applied mass production methods to automobile manufacturing.
Erected by Metta Ursula Woodward.
Location. 42° 43.776′ N, 84° 32.892′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is on Kalamazoo Plaza near River Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Pharmacists Association (a few steps from this marker); Ransom Eli Olds Breakthrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Ransom Eli Olds / Curved Dash Oldsmobile (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Ford 1863-1947 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Edison 1847-1931 (approx. ¼ mile away); Ernie Harwell b. 1918 (approx. ¼ mile away); Rosa Parks 1913-2005 (approx. ¼ mile away); Theater District / The Strand (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
Also see . . . Ransom F. Olds - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.