Transcontinental Auto Trip in 1909

1909 Transcontinental Auto Trip

In the second edition of "The Morse Museum Story" you will find that more information has been added. Additional photos and stories tell about one of the earliest round trips taken in an automobile across the continental United States.   The trip started near Boston then proceeded to Los Angeles then to Seattle and returned to Lowell, MA (Boston, MA was painted on the hood of the car).   Ira Morse was the fourth man to make the entire trip while his wife was the second woman to make the trip. She may have been the first to complete the round trip except she took a train from Denver to Los Angeles.   Lillian Morse made the return trip as well.  There were several hardships encountered including mud, wolves, and breakdowns. 

 


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