Bridgestone marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Harvey S. Firestone on Thursday with the release of a web video highlighting the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder's legacy.

Thursday also marked the 30th anniversary of the Japanese tire maker's merger with Firestone.

 

From early life on his family’s Columbiana farm to his key role in elevating Akron to the rubber capital of the world, the video highlights the industrialist's contributions across mobility, motorsports, retail service, agriculture and infrastructure as well as his friendships with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs and other American thought leaders of the early 20th century.