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On May 23, 1903 Horatio started out in San Francisco on the first American road trip.
Clip Length 01:46 Premiere: 1/6/12

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Funding Provided By: General Motors Corporation;Public Broadcasting Service; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations;Park Foundation

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Horatio's Drive

About Horatio's Drive

In the spring of 1903, on a whim and a fifty-dollar bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the United States in the new-fangled "horseless carriage." Most people doubted that the automobile had much of a future. Jackson's trip would prove them wrong.


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Horatio's Drive

S1 E1 Length 1:46:46 Premiere Date 10/6/03

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