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The Greatest Road Trip in American History

On July 7, 1919 an assemblage of 300 men with 81 vehicles left Washington D.C. to prove that an army convoy could travel across the United States. After a journey filled with accidents, trucks breaking through bridges, roads of four feet deep mud and a fake Indian attack by a future president, they arrived in San Francisco 62 days later. The convoy would have a significant impact on the transportation history of the nation that is still being felt today. Dr. Fred Gantz has currated a new exhibit for our museum about this historic 1919 convoy.

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