Library to Celebrate John Studebaker
Apr. 13, 2012
He left his mark on El Dorado County from his blacksmith shop on Main Street, now registered as a California Historical Landmark.
In 1858, Studebaker left Placerville to help his brothers with the wagon-making business which he gradually turned into the car-making business. The Studebaker brothers were the only corporation successful in making the transition from horse drawn to gasoline powered vehicles.
One hundred years ago, on April 16, 1912, John Studebaker made his return to Placerville. The town threw a three-day party to celebrate the man who helped change the transportation industry.
Help commemorate Studebaker’s centennial return on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville.
Discover the fascinating life of John Studebaker and watch the world premiere of the short film “Wheelbarrow Johnny’s Gold Rush.”
For more information on this free public event, visit the Library Programs and Events calendar on the library’s Website www.eldoradolibrary.org or contact the library at 530-621-5540.