Upon the dedication of a new Capitol building in 1879, the city of Lansing was just beginning to emerge from the swampy wilderness of its recent past. As industry began to take root along the banks of the Grand River, Ransom Eli Olds brought his father's motor shop to national prominence with advancements in gasoline and steam engines, and then horseless carriages. By the early 20th century, Oldsmobile became the world's first mass producer of automobiles and Olds had moved on to found a second car company, making Lansing ...

R. E. Olds and Industrial Lansing 2004, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531618476

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R. E. Olds and Industrial Lansing 2004, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738532721

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