Monday, June 8, 2009

Alice's Drive


On June 9th, 1909, Alice Ramsey and three friends set out to become the first women to drive an automobile across America, from New York to California—and succeeded. Emily Anderson is going to attempt to recreate her journey in a rebuilt 1909 Maxwell, the same model car Ramsey drove.

Tomorrow morning she’ll be cranking up the Maxwell on Broadway in New York City, the original jumping-off point for Ramsey’s trip. Follow Anderson’s progress here.

2 comments:

Darla said...

Just lovely...such amazing history we could imagine this stuff if we tried!

Sisiggy said...

Very interesting. The documentary should be interesting.