Presentation on theme: "Location: Julesburg, Colorado The Flyer up to the axles in mud near Julesburg, Colorado. Return to map."— Presentation transcript:
Location: Julesburg, Colorado The Flyer up to the axles in mud near Julesburg, Colorado. Return to map
Location: Cheyenne, WyomingMarch 8, 1908 The Flyer drew crowds as it passed through cities, towns and villages. In Cheyenne, Wyoming cowboys (shooting their guns in the air) escorted the Thomas. Return to map
Location: Tonapah, Nevada March 20, 1908 I recalled that we had sold several cars to owners near Tonopah, Nevada which was 75 miles south of Twin Springs. I reasoned I might be able to take what we needed from one of those cars? It was after dark now and I walked to a ranch house where I hired a horse for $20 starting off toward Tonopah. It was a little after 4 A.M. the next morning, and both the flea-bitten gray and I were exhausted. I saw an adobe ranch house, and knocked on the door. A woman’s voice responded. I asked for some food and a fresh horse in the morning. Her response “Don’t try to come in here mister… I have a scatter gun and I’ll shoot! My people have gone to Tonopah and there are no horses. You can find hay for your horse, and there’s a lean-to for you.” quick sand mired Flyer to make the repairs. Return to map
Location: Valdez, AK April 8, 1908 Return to map The Thomas Flyer arrives on the pier at Valdez, Alaska. Impossible conditions prevented using Bering Straits as a "bridge" to drive across. George Schuster-driver (right front), George Miller-mechanic (left front), George MacAdam-New York Times reporter (seated right rear fur collar), Hans Hansen-crew (standing left rear) April 8, 1908
Crowds begin to gather at the Times Square starting line in NYC. Over 250,000 spectators were on hand for the start of the 1908 New York to Paris Race.