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Horatio's Drive DVD

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Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

Get set for an adventure that marked a new era in America! Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns presents the hilarious 1903 saga of the first transcontinental automobile trip. On a visionary whim and a $50 bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent. His arrival in New York City--after every imaginable breakdown and delay including being towed by a cowboy and his horse--proved that the "horseless carriage" really did have a future.




Horatio's Drive companion book

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Horatio's Drive: Companion Book
by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Here — in Horatio Nelson Jackson’s own words and photographs — is a glorious account of his months-long, problem-beset, thrilling-to-the-rattled-bones trip with his mechanic, Sewall Crocker, and a bulldog named Bud. Jackson’s previously unpublished letters to his wife, brimming with optimism against all odds, describe in vivid detail every detour, every flat tire, every adventure good and bad. And his nearly one hundred photographs show a country still settled mainly in small towns, where life moved no faster than the horse-drawn carriage and where the arrival of Jackson’s open-air (roofless and windowless) Winton would cause delirious excitement. Hardcover, 192 pages, with 146 illustrations and 1 map.




Horatio's Drive soundtrack CD

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Horatio's Drive: Soundtrack CD

 
Track Listing
1
He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out And Get Under
2
Horatio Nelson Jackson (Setting Out)
3
Back 'n Forth In Pahrump, Nevada
4
Train On The Island
5
Kansas City Kitty
6
Livery Stable Blues
7
Lagrima
8
Cripple Creek
9
Mississippi Rag
10
Mountain Medley
11
Horatio Nelson Jackson (Frightening Horses)
12
Wade's Dixieliner Special Railroad Blues #9
13
Bury Me Not On The Lone Prarie
14
He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out And Get Under
15
Carolina Traveler
16
Gasoline Gus And His Jitney Bus
17
Steppin' Out
18
Storm Music
19
Blood Strained Banders
20
Rovin' Gambler
21
Idanha Chieftain (First Car In Soda Springs)
22
River Of No Return
23
Shenandoah
24
Straw Dolls
25
Horatio Nelson Jackson (Just Watch Me Now)
26
Carousel
27
Tiger Rag
28
Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
29
New York Herald (Arrival In NYC)
30
Yogi's Lament
31
Cecile
32
Newspaper (Fined For Speeding)
33
He'd Have to Get Under - Get Out And Get Under (vocal version)