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George Schuster Wins 1908 NY to Paris Automobile Race

 
 
George Schuster Wins 1908 NY to Paris Automobile Race Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
1. George Schuster Wins 1908 NY to Paris Automobile Race Marker
Inscription. In 1920 on this site, 74 N. Buffalo Street., Springville resident George Schuster (1873-1972) operated a Dodge Motor Car dealership.

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. Touch 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
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
2. Northward
(about 500 feet away); Springville and Sardinia Narrow Gauge (about 600 feet away); Springville Academy (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
3. Southward
Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
4. Marker Site
George Schuster 1908 Automobile Race Mural image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 28, 2015
5. George Schuster 1908 Automobile Race Mural
On the east side of the building at 20 East Main Street, Springville, NY.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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