Engines Turning Wheels
—The spark of auto innovation ignited here in the 1890s. —P.F. Olds founded a prosperous machine shop here on River Street, repairing and building steam and gasoline engines. His was one of many Lansing Manufacturing plants that produced small engines, carriages, windmills and other equipment used by farmers and businesses. His son, Ransom, had bigger ideas. He port engines in carriages, creating his first successful "horseless carriage" in 1896. A year later, the Olds Motor Vehicle Company became Michigan's first operating automobile company.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 700664 N 4733716|
|Decimal Degrees||42.72973333, -84.54888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 43.784', W 84° 32.933'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 43' 47.04" N, 84° 32' 55.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||517, 989|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-336 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing MI 48933, US|
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