This is a really interesting post…particularly the part explaining why we drive on one side of the road or the other.
The “first” distinctness might belong to Father Belcourt who had a steam-propelled vehicle when he was serving at Prince Edward Island. It was demonstrated at a garden party in 1866 and the CharlottetownExaminer reported, “and with wonder and delight it was observed steaming away for half a mile on the road and back again at a fast speed.”
Another “first” automobile was called a “horseless carriage.” It was an electric car built for F. B. Fetherstonhaugh, K.C., by Dickson’s of Toronto, and appeared on the streets on December 5, 1893. It could travel at a speed of 15 m.p.h. And go 15 miles before its batteries needed recharging.
It seems clear that the…
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