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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

… in December of 1892, the pneumatic automobile tire was patented in Syracuse, NY by Alexander Brown & George Stillman. Before the pneumatic tire, wheels were often made of solid rubber. This made travel a bumpy experience since streets in 1892 were made of dirt, brick, planks or cobblestone. Some horse-drawn carriages had been made with inflatable tires, but Brown and Stillman received the first patent for pneumatic automobile tires. Brown was the co-founder of Brown-Lipe-Chapin Company, a firm that was absorbed by General Motors. His former home (located at 726 W. Onondaga St.) is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

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Linda Woodrow Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity 572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202 Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545 LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org www.VisitSyracuse.org   Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/SyracuseNY Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/SyracuseNY

Posted: Friday, December 24th, 2010 @ 10:24 am by Curt
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