I receive very little feedback overall on RF Cafe content. Surprisingly, though, the 'Day
in History' feature on the homepage generates the most e-mails either due to a typo by me or someone commenting
on a particular item. It's nice to know they're read. Website visitor
Steve Gilbert just wrote regarding Oldsmobile
founder Ransom E. Olds' entry from
August 26. Says Steve,
"Ransom Olds was born just a few blocks away from where your friends at
Tegam have their business located in
Geneva, Ohio. Fittingly the site of Ransom Olds' birthplace is today an auto parts store."
Ransom Olds' Birthplace Now a NAPA Auto Parts Store (Google
Street View image)
Ransom E. Olds Historical Marker (waymarking.com
A quick Google search turned up a historical marker located on Old's property, and it gave the GPS coordinates.
Plugging those into Google Maps placed me right at the spot, and then a
Street View look produced the photo shown above the historic marker. Sure enough, there is a NAPA Auto Parts
store there now, so as Steve says, it is definitely fitting if not also ironic (intentionally
Oldsmobile, BTW, went out of business
in 2004. Government Motors still maintains the Oldsmobile.com
website even though the product line has been gone for over a decade.
Posted August 27, 2015