TIL In 1903, H. Nelson Jackson, Sewall Crocker, and their dog Bud made the first successful transcontinental automobile trip. The journey was arduous and slow, but their trip made headlines wherever they went, proving that long-distance road travel was a real—if expensive and difficult—possibility.

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