Ken Burns: American Lives

Season 1 Episode 9

Horatio's Drive; America's First Road Trip

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Aired Unknown Oct 06, 2003 on PBS
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In the spring of 1903, on a whim and a fifty-dollar bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the United States in the new-fangled "horseless carriage."

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