Mar 29, 2015
"The First American Road Trip"- In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in America. The new fangled automobiles were considered by most to be a passing fad. On May 19th of that year, at a gentleman's club in San Francisco, a Vermont doctor named Horatio Nelson Jackson, believing that cars were the future of America, accepted a $50 bet that he could drive from California to Albany. Jackson, his mechanic Seawall Crocker, and a pit bull named Bud were to earn their places in the pages of history with America's First Road Trip.