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Ephraim Shay
Birth: Jul. 17, 1839
Huron County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1916
Harbor Springs
Emmet County
Michigan, USA

Inventor. In 1877 he invented a steam locomotive that revolutionized the logging industry. The "Shay Locomotive" featured flexible railway trucks and horizontal cylinders, which made it easier for trains to haul large amounts of logs from the woods to the mill. His invention revolutionized the logging industry making lumber cheaper to make. His powerful engines were also used in mining enterprises and sugar plantations worldwide. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Harbor Springs
Emmet County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 29, 2006
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Ephraim Shay
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