America's First Transcontinental Automobile Race

America's First Transcontinental Automobile Race (HM2582)

Location: , OR 97355 Linn County
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N 44° 24.215', W 122° 22.79'

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Automobile history was made here June 20, 1905, when the first car to cross the Cascade Mountains conquered the Santiam Wagon Road. Dwight Huss drove "Old Scout,: a 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout, from New York to Portland in 44 days. "Old Scout" was the first car to travel North America from east to west, the first car on the Oregon Trail and the first car to enter Portland on its own power from out of state. Dwight's son, John, dedicated the restored Wagon Road to antique cars, horseback riders and hikers on July 7, 1995.
HM NumberHM2582
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Date Added Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 549383 N 4916886
Decimal Degrees44.40358333, -122.37983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 24.215', W 122° 22.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 24' 12.9" N, 122° 22' 47.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50550 Santiam Hwy, OR 97355, US
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