America’s First Transcontinental Automobile Race
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 24.212 W 122° 22.788
10T E 549385 N 4916880
Quick Description: One of two Oregon History markers at this location on Hwy. 20 east of Cascadia.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2009 12:14:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM76ZA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

Marker Name: America’s First Transcontinental Automobile Race
Marker Text: Automotive history was made here June 20, 1905, when the first car to cross the Cascade Mountains conquered the Santiam Wagon Road. Dwight Huss drove “Old Scout”, a 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout, from New York to Portland in 44 days. “Old Scout” was the first car to travel North America from east to west, the first car on the Oregon Trail and the first car to enter Portland on its own power from out of Stare. Dwight’s son, John, dedicated the restored wagon road to antique cars, horseback riders and hikers on July 7, 1995.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Linn

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Web link to additional information: Not listed

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