Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I recently watched a 2003 documentary by Ken Burns - Horatio’s Drive: America's First Road Trip. I think you might like it.
It’s a captivating account of the first U.S. coast-to-coast automobile trip. Undertaken on a lark, a $50 bet, and minimal preparation, the hearty Horatio Jackson and a co-pilot (to say nothing of the dog) depart from San Francisco in 1903 with all of 150 miles of paved road before them.
This documentary will give modern travelers a look at a past that wasn't that long ago.
It’s available on Netflix via DVD or Instant Watch.