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Alice Ramsey, determined to be the first woman to drive across the United States, ventured out with her sixteen-year-old friend, Minna Jahns, and two other traveling companions for the journey of a lifetime.The year was 1909. Automobiles were brand new. There were few road maps and in some places no roads at all. But in New York City, Alice was climbing into a bright green Alice Ramsey, determined to be the first woman to drive across the United States, ventured out with her sixteen-year-old friend, Minna Jahns, and two other traveling companions for the journey of a lifetime.The year was 1909. Automobiles were brand new. There were few road maps and in some places no roads at all. But in New York City, Alice was climbing into a bright green Maxwell touring car, destined to be the first woman to drive across America. Author Patricia Rusch Hyatt has recreated the events of that historical summer in the form of a journal that Minna might have kept. Minna's thoughts are imagined but her adventures, from a murder investigation in Nebraska to an itchy encounter with bedbugs in Wyoming, really happened. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs from the actual journey.


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Alice Ramsey, determined to be the first woman to drive across the United States, ventured out with her sixteen-year-old friend, Minna Jahns, and two other traveling companions for the journey of a lifetime.The year was 1909. Automobiles were brand new. There were few road maps and in some places no roads at all. But in New York City, Alice was climbing into a bright green Alice Ramsey, determined to be the first woman to drive across the United States, ventured out with her sixteen-year-old friend, Minna Jahns, and two other traveling companions for the journey of a lifetime.The year was 1909. Automobiles were brand new. There were few road maps and in some places no roads at all. But in New York City, Alice was climbing into a bright green Maxwell touring car, destined to be the first woman to drive across America. Author Patricia Rusch Hyatt has recreated the events of that historical summer in the form of a journal that Minna might have kept. Minna's thoughts are imagined but her adventures, from a murder investigation in Nebraska to an itchy encounter with bedbugs in Wyoming, really happened. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs from the actual journey.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Describes Alice Ramsey's drive across the U.S. in 1909. I was particularly interested in the descriptions of the condition of roads then. Describes Alice Ramsey's drive across the U.S. in 1909. I was particularly interested in the descriptions of the condition of roads then.

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