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Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member New England n00b
N 42° 47.262 W 072° 28.442
18T E 706600 N 4740334
Quick Description: A sign marking the location of an early steam automotive inventor.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2006 3:21:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMPG0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 33

Long Description:
Test of Marker:

Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer
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.

Official NH Marker website: (visit link)
Marker Name: Hinsdale's Auto Pioneer

Official Marker Number: 112

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Hinsdale

Date Marker Established: 1976

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