*Dr. Charles R. Patterson Stem Role Model Series Poster
Product Description*Dr. Charles R. Patterson was founder, owner and operator of one of the first automobile manufacturing companies in America and the world. Patterson was born into slavery to Charles and Nancy Patterson on a Virginia plantation in April 1833. He became a metal welder by trade. He escaped slavery by hiking across the Virginia Allegheny Mountains and West Virginia, then swimming across the chilly Ohio River. Eventually, he made it to the friendly town of Greenfield, Ohio, a major station along the Underground Railroad.
Charles got married and had four children that he educated well. His oldest son, Fredrick, hjoined the family carriage business after graduating fro Ohio State University, where he was the first black football athlete.
The Pattersons reportedly produced their first car in 1902, which is around a year before Ford Motor Company started. Other reports show that the Pattersons began automobile production and sales in 1915. The Pattersons developed the bus (multi-passenger auto.)
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IN TRIBUTE TO OUR MIRACLE INVENTIONS TO THE WORLD 11 inches wide by 17 inches tall poster series Printed on HIGH QUALITY PHOTO PAPER