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billmi
11 March 2011, 1118
My wife and I ran across this Ken Burns documentary last night on Netflix.


In the spring of 1903, on a whim and a fifty-dollar bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the United States in the new-fangled "horseless carriage."

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/films/horatio.html

Definitely a good production, and encouraging in the pioneering of new transportation. Hard to believe what he went through crossing the country before eventually seeing the interstate system built within his lifetime.