The Saratoga Sun -

A road going west

 

Madeline Weiss

Robert Abrey poses in his vehicle as he stopped in Saratoga, headed for Rawlins for the evening.

In a 1913 Chalmers auto, Robert Abrey stopped in Saratoga on Tuesday with a reminder to us all about the history of travel in the West.

A farmer from Norfolk, England, Robert and his wife Jane took off from New York on June 4. He was inspired by his antique, made-in-Detroit car (and a lot of historical reading) to travel to San Francisco on the Lincoln Highway. He had been reading about what was called the Great Race and decided to go on a mission of his own with Jane accompanying him in an RV.

The Great Race refers to a 1908 trek from New York to Paris. The last stop in the United States...



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