November 11 Birthday: ALICE RAMSEY’S GRAND ADVENTURE

Alice Ramsey
November 11, 1886 – September 10, 1983

 ALICE RAMSEY’S GRAND ADVENTURE
by Don Brown
 (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)

Don Brown introduces us to yet another little-known heroine. On June 9,
1909, twenty-two-year-old Alice Ramsey hitched up her skirts and climbed
behind the wheel of a Maxwell touring car. Fifty-nine days later she
rolled into San Francisco, becoming the first woman to drive across
America. What happened in between is quite a tale! Through words and
pictures, the author shares this story of a brave and tenacious young
woman who followed her vision to conquer the open road – even when the
road was nothing more than a wagon trail. Alice Ramsey’s adventure
offers a unique perspective on turn-of-the-century America and pays
tribute to the pioneering spirit that helped create it.

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