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Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Documentary, Adventure, History  |  6 October 2003 (USA)
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The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

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In 1903, Americans considered automobiles practical for short trips only. Horatio Nelson Jackson believed differently. He bet a man fifty dollars that he could drive an automobile across the country. Nelson paid a man to accompany him on a trip that attempted to go from California into Oregon and the Rocky Mountain states, then across the Midwestern U.S.A. and finally to New York City. Jackson's trip made him a media sensation. While Jackson, the other man, and a dog travelled by car, they encountered numerous setbacks involving mechanical difficulties. After the Jackson car started, two other teams of drivers set out from San Francisco, each trying to be the first team to reach New York. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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A 10 OUT OF 10
12 October 2003 | by (PORTLAND,OREGON) – See all my reviews

Who knew? I had never heard of this man's feat, but wouldn't have missed Burns' film for the world. It is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours and learn some American history to boot.

Now I find I want to know more about this fantastic Horatio "Nelly' Jackson...what a man!

Burns has knocked another one out of the ballpark....way, way out!


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