C.R. Patterson and the Automobile

Join us for an evening of transportation history as historian Christopher Nelson discusses the life and legacy of C.R. Patterson.

C.R. Patterson, part of one of the first automobile companies in America, C.R. Patterson and Sons, developed precursors to some of the first working automobiles while also championing civil rights in post-Civil War America. Patterson became a transportation entrepreneur as an African American during an unkind time in America. He, along with a business partner, established their carriage business in Greenfield, OH, which was a stop on the same Baltimore & Ohio train line as Aurora’s depot. Hear more about this extraordinary man’s fascinating history at this FREE event! Light refreshments will be provided.

This historical talk will be at the Local History Library at the Depot on July 13th at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!