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Old 29th June 2009, 22:14   #1
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Default 2 women re-enact 1st Female cross-country drive across America

On June 9th, 1909 22year old Alice Ramsey drove from 1930 Broadway in New York City 3,800 miles- to San Francisco. It took her 59 days to be the first woman to drive across America.

Now, in 2009, Emily Anderson, 37,[driver] and Christie Catania, 33,[navigator] will drive across America at 35mph in a 100-year-old car [the same model] a 1909 Maxwell Model DA, fully restored by Andersonís father, Rich.

Their final destination is the St. James Hotel in San Francisco, California - exactly where the 1909 trip ended. Starting off in New York State, they will go through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and end in California.

There will be celebrations along the way to celebrate women's achievements and they also want to spread awareness of Women for Women International, a charity that helps female survivors of war.

One of them is working full-time while travelling. Don't know how?! Anyway, all I can say is - GO GIRLS!

Follow their adventures at : Alice’s Drive
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Nice thread. Thanks for the link. By the way, have you read Dervla Murphy? I think she is one of the greatest living adventurers. If you haven't already read, grab a copy of Full Tilt and finish it off. She rode an ordinary gearless bicycle from Dublin to Delhi, braving the winter in Europe and summer in Pakistan and north India. All alone and in an era when communication wasn't this easy.
This is easily one of the greatest adventures by man or woman in modern times.
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Thanks for the tip. I am picking up the book for sure. Sounds like an awesome read. Looking forward to it!
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