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Biker Bill

Mon Jul 01 2013 15:04:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

"Bud" was the first dog to ride cross country!

1910isolde

Wed Jul 03 2013 16:25:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

From Wikipedia: "Horatio Nelson Jackson (seen in photo) was a 31-year-old auto enthusiast who differed with the then-prevailing wisdom that the automobile was a passing fad and a recreational plaything. While in San Francisco's University Club as a guest on May 18, 1903, he agreed to a $50 wager ($1,183.35 in 2008 dollars) to prove that a four-wheeled machine could be driven across the country. He accepted even though he did not own a car, had practically no experience driving, and had no maps to follow. Jackson and his wife planned to return to their Burlington, Vermont home in a few days, and both had been taking automobile driving lessons while in San Francisco. She returned home by train, allowing him to take his adventure by automobile."