FREELAN O. STANLEY Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Freelan O. Stanley                                                             
Born: June 1, 1849                                                                   
Died: October 2, 1940                                                                 
Freelan O. Stanley (1849 - 1940) was an American businessman. He was the co-founder, 
along with his twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley, of the Stanley Motor Carriage     
Company which built the Stanley Steamer.                                             
He and his wife made headline news globally when they drove over dirt trails to       
the summit of Mount Washington.                                                       
He was also the founder of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. People         
have reported seeing his ghost there.                                                 
They had invented the “Stanley Steamer” in 1896, thefirst steam motorcar             
in New England, and formed the Stanley Motor Company to manufacture them.             
Francis served as president of the firm.