1899 Automobile Trip Historical

1899 Automobile Trip Historical (HM1STW)

Location: Forney, TX 75126 Kaufman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 44.857', W 96° 28.357'

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On October 5, 1899, Edward H. R. Green drove his newly-acquired "St. Louis" automobile from Terrell to Dallas. Accompanied by the car's manufacturer, George B. Dorris, Green passed through Forney on his historic journey. The five-and-one-half-hour, thirty-mile trip was marked by an accident in Forney, necessitating repairs to the automobile by a local blacksmith. Upon their arrival in Dallas, Green and Dorris were met by a cheering crowd. Hailed as a first in Texas, the automobile trip caused a sensation in area newspapers and among local citizens.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 736799 N 3626134
Decimal Degrees32.74761667, -96.47261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 44.857', W 96° 28.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 44' 51.42" N, 96° 28' 21.42" W
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113A W Trinity St, Forney TX 75126, US
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