Inductee for 2007

Elwood Haynes

October 14, 1857- April 13, 1925

For thirty-five years Elwood Haynes was a resident of Kokomo. The record of those years was one of fine achievement for himself and this community. As the inventor of one of America￿s first commercially successful gasoline automobiles, he linked Kokomo￿s name enduringly with the motor vehicle industry. As the inventor of STELLITE￿ alloy and stainless steel, he gave the mechanical world two rustless materials of inestimable value. In the hearts of his fellow townsmen, however, Mr. Haynes was enshrined as a Christian gentleman a designation thoroughly deserved and universally accorded him.