Auto Race - Green Bay to Madison
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 38.529 W 088° 43.125
16T E 361374 N 4833563
Quick Description: Auto Race - Green Bay to Madison Marker in Waupun.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 8:40:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM221D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
Views: 26

Long Description:
In 1875 the Wisconsin Legislature offered a prized of $10,000 to the citizen of this state who could produce a machine "which shall be a cheap and practical substitute for the use of horses and other animals on the highway and farm". Such machine was to perform a journey of at least 200 miles, "propelled by its own internal power, at the average rate of at least five miles per hour, working time". By July, 1878, two steam-powered vehicles were ready to run the prescribed course from Green Bay to Madison. This highway was on the route of the "race" which was interrupted along the way to demonstrate the comparative pulling capacity of the machines. The entry sponsored by an Oshkosh group completed the trip in about 33 hours, but the other broke down and returned to Green Bay.
County: Dodge

Location: Other

MarkerID: 45

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