America’s First Road Trip: How a $50 Bet and a Dog Got a Nation on the Move

by Richard A. Ratay The first noteworthy attempt to drive across America began as many ill-advised feats do — on a bet. While visiting California in 1903, a 31-year old doctor named Horatio Jackson accepted a friend’s invitation to join him for a drink at San Francisco’s University Club. It’s there, over a cocktail — […]
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