Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - February 15, 1882 - Olds Wagon Works Organized - Fort Wayne

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

February 15, 1882 - Olds Wagon Works Organized - Fort Wayne
In 1882, horse-drawn vehicles still ruled the roads, but the automobile was just on the horizon. Harry G. Olds incorporated the Olds Wagon Works in 1882 with a capital investment of $100,000. He located his venture at Clinton and Murray streets in Fort Wayne. The building still exists, the site of a General Tire outlet.
Olds Wagon Works
The company held several wagon wheel patents and manufactured wheels that it claimed were three times stronger than other wheels. Its workforce grew to around 200 workers before the advent of the "horseless carriage" took its toll. The company folded in 1907, a victim of changing times and customer desires.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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