Daily Archives: 8 May, 2006

Francestown New Hampshire Motorcycle Inventor: Sylvester H. Roper (1823-1896)

The Smithsonian Museum defines a motorcycle as, “a self-propelled, engine-powered, two-wheeled vehicle.” 

That time-honored institution gives Sylvester H. Roper credit for creating the earliest known example … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Invented in New Hampshire

Invented in 1867 by Francestown New Hampshire native, Sylvester Howard Roper, it was powered by coal. Continue reading

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