Plank Rd First Planks C. 1918 Color Added 2015
David Lee Guss
Photograph - Photography
"Among those promoters was businessman and road builder �Colone. Ed Fletcher who accepted a challenge from the Los Angeles Examiner to run a road race in October 1912 to determine the best route between Southern California and Phoenix. A reporter with the paper was given a 24-hour head start in Los Angeles; Fletcher would proceed from San Diego. Fletcher elected to traverse the constantly shifting sand dunes using a team of horses to pull his automobile through the sand, and won the race in a seemingly impossible 19.5 hours."
November 10th, 2016
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