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Erastus WELLS

American Erastus WELLS

American politician and businessman

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 02, 1823 in Sackets Harbor, New York, United States
Died: on October 02, 1893 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States


Biography

Wells lived on a farm and attended district schools from ages 12 to 16. At 16, Wells left the farm and moved to Watertown, New York, later moving on to Lockport, New York. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri in September, 1843. After being inspired by the omnibuses he observed in New York, he established the first omnibus line in St. Louis with the help of Calvin Case, a prominent resident of St. Louis. The omnibus was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi.

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