May 8, 1898

The St. Louis Motor Carriage Company is founded. The company lasted only eight years, but paved the way for St. Louis to become an early hub for automobile manufacturing. One of its first models was the iconic “Runabout,” which seated four passengers.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.