1903 – Elmer Elwood purchased the first car in the Rogue Valley

But was his car a 1903 Baldner, or was it a $1,250 Lambert Union, as reported in Senior Views, July 2004? The newspaper reported this way: "Jeweler E. D. Elwood is now enthusiastically employed in hitching up his machine and working it into a harness" Mr. Elwood finally got to drive his car in Chico, CA, but it was destroyed by fire there in February 1904 NOTE: This photo is identified in the SOHS collection as the first car in Medford, but it is probably a later vintage, and not Elwood's car.

SOHS 5155