Dewey O' Booster Sports Complex Park
1200 Saxon Blvd.
Dedication to Ransom E.Olds
Back in the early 1900s, Ransom E.
Olds was an Automobile Pioneer who lived in Geneva, OHIO. He was president for
REO Motor Car Company (his initials) and worked with Oldsmobile vehicles. The
Oldsmobile vehicles were credited to the Olds. He eventually built his own steam
car and gasoline car. The way he tested them out was he would race on the
beaches of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Throughout 1901 and 1902, Ransome
made more than 2500 cars: electric, steam and gasoline. He brought the city,
which is now called Oldsmar and continued his production there. The reason I
dedicated this specific park to Ransom E. Olds was because sometimes when I come
here for family day, I see a big group of older men. They always gather up
their cars and show them off to each other. They have really neat old cars.
Since Ransom E. Olds built cars, I thought that this particular group would
appreciate the dedication and would come to the park more often. When they do
have their car shows, maybe one of them would bring an Oldsmobile to show off
because of the dedication. I usually see them bringing in old Fords. However, Ransom
E. Olds was the first to use the assembly line in automobile industry. Around
the town, Oldsmobiles are rare because General Motors discontinued it after 96
years of production. However, when I do see an Oldsmobile, I will know who started
that automobile line and now so will everyone else. I hope you appreciate the
garden as much as I do.
Credit line for photo: Original uploader was Karrmann at en.wikipedia