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How Alice Huyler Ramsey Became the “Woman Motorist of the Century”

Revisiting her monumental drive across the United States

Alice Huyler Ramsey in 1909, the year she became the first woman to drive across the United States. Source: WikiTree

“Good driving has nothing to do with sex. It’s all above the collar.” — Alice Huyler Ramsey

A torrential rainfall fell upon New York City on June 9, 1909. In the midst of the downpour, a 22-year-old wife and mother from Hackensack…

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Holley Snaith

Holley Snaith

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Holley is a historian specializing in 20th century political, entertainment, and music history. Visit www.holleysnaith.com to learn more.