When A Drive Across America Was A True Adventure

A “Deserves Another Look” post. These are posts that had cool stuff, but were never looked at when I posted them. This one is the first great American road trip.

The Arts Mechanical

Emily Post did it and wrote about it. In 1915.  In definitely the wrong car.

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/38331

Back then big Rolls like that were designed for a leisurely drive from the country estate, not hard driving through bad roads and terrible terrain. She should have used a Packard.

https://archive.org/details/bymotortogolden00postgoog

Still it sounds like a grand time and perhaps this book started the American Road Trip.

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