If you were unaware, March is Women’s History Month. And at College Chevrolet Buick we want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank women all over the world for their contributions to society.
While there are a number of women we would like to feature, we’re going to stick to one for this blog.
Alice Ramsey, a Vassar College graduate and New Jersey native, was the first woman to drive across from coast to coast across the United States. Ramsey completed the historic journey in 1909, in a 30 horsepower 19009 Maxwell DA. She didn’t travel alone on this trip, Ramsey was accompanied by her two sisters-in-law and one of her young friends.
In the days before GPS, smartphones, and paved roads, Alice Ramsey trekked on using the Blue Book series of automotive guides. The guide provided landmarks for her trip, however without satellite imagery and all the technologies of today these landmarks often became out of date rather quickly.
The trip took Ramsey and company 59 days Manhattan to San Francisco. In a show of the times, record setting endurance athlete, Kathy Roche-Wallace, will ride nearly the same distance on a bicycle in less than two weeks.
Ramsey is one of many amazing women of past, present, and future and we at College Chevrolet Buick just wanted to take time to retell her story. You can read more about Alice Ramsey journey here.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to announce that Kathy Roche-Wallace is looking for two people to join her crew for the RAAM. It promises to be a unique experience, traveling across the country, seeing breath-taking sites, and learning a great deal about cycling and the strength of the human body. If you’re interested you can email Kathy at, firstname.lastname@example.org.