Horseless Carriages in Context and On Campus

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CHAP (Cultural Historical Awareness Program) presents "Horseless Carriages in Context and on Campus”. Dr. Michael Sullivan’s talk on "Horseless Carriages in Context” will be in the Porterville College Theater, on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 10:30 - 11 am. Horseless Carriages will be on view as well in the campus quad area from 10:30 am to noon.


Michael Sullivan, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at CSUN, will talk about how the early history of the automobile in the United States is inextricably intertwined with the development of many aspects of US society at the beginning of the 20th century.  The development of the workweek, worker’s pay, roads and development, fueling infrastructure and suburban areas are all associated with the automobile. 


Members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America will be at Porterville College on Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 10:30 am to noon to show their cars (all built prior to 1916) and give a presentation about early automobile development (in the PC Theatre at 10:30am).  Cars will be parked on the campus quad until noon.


Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of UC Davis and the University of Michigan. His expertise is in toxicology and risk analysis. Dr. Sullivan has over 20 years of full-time experience with environmental consulting firms and private industry, including the Rocketdyne facility in Santa Susana. Currently at work on a grant from the National Library of Medicine, his research interests include environmental sampling and drinking water.

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