Godess Aileen Hughes from Canada.
http://vitacollections.ca/ckl-digitalco ... 2120/data?
Early 1900s, as seen in Lindsay, Ontario newspaper from April 23, 1969
"There was also the time when she was a student at the Lindsay Collegiate Institute and rode up the dirt road to the school on the hill on an electric scooter
, the first kind to be used in Lindsay."
(Forgive me if I plug here the daughter of a great, great, great uncle of mine.)
(And today I promote uphill bike races as a way to show the kick-butt power of electric "assist".)
OT, butt here she ("big game" hunter) was returning home with her new kitty cat (lion cub) she had "captured in the jungle" in South Africa where her Canada-born father had been helping the English in fighting those sneaky (Dutch) Boers over one hundred years ago:
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).
Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions
(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)