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Cycling Through History: The story of E.C. Stearns and the ‘Yellow Fellow’

bicycle sextet racing a train in 1896
Bicycle sextet racing a train in 1896.

During the ‘Gay Nineties’ (1890 – 1899), between the horse and the advent of the ‘horseless carriage’ many Syracuse residents took up the national hobby of bike riding. Eventually, this city became known as one of the primary bicycle manufacturing centers in the country with E. C. Stearns Co. leading the way. Edward C. Stearns […]

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During the ‘Gay Nineties’ (1890 – 1899), between the horse and the advent of the ‘horseless carriage’ many Syracuse residents took up the national hobby of bike riding. Eventually, this city became known as one of the primary bicycle manufacturing centers in the country with E. C. Stearns Co. leading the way. Edward C. Stearns […]

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