1924 Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour

1924 Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour by KRUG LARRY


Authors
KRUG LARRY
ISBN
9780764327636
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
160
Dimensions
215 x 279mm

?A cross-country road rally of 100,000 automobiles_x000D_?A continuous political parade from the Atlantic to the Pacific_x000D_?A story about the famous Lincoln Highway in 1924_x000D_The political caravan highlighting the 1924 presidential campaign of Calvin Coolidge and his running mate, Charles G. Dawes, was a political masterpiece._x000D_This book is compiled from eyewitness accounts of the Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour. It was documented by E. A. Seidel, who drove the lead vehicle and newspaper accounts along the route, all illustrated with 100 vintage photographs and political artifacts. Starting in Coolidge's hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, the caravan wound its way down to New York City, then followed the Lincoln Highway across the country to San Francisco, then along the Pacific Coast. L_x000D_Over five million people turned out to witness the caravan as it rolled along 6,500 miles ? much of it still unpaved, ranging from dirt in good weather to mud in bad weather ? and involving over 100,000 vehicles! Along the way local bands played, horns honked, most of the cars were decorated in red, white and blue, and two million campaign buttons were distributed. _x000D_Civil War veterans who had voted for Abraham Lincoln were invited to sign a roster at the various stops and they turned out by the hundreds. National GOP dignitaries provided the rhetoric at the stops, making over 400 speeches promoting the re-election of Coolidge. The newspaper press along the route loved the event, proclaiming it "the largest continuous procession of any kind in all history." AUTHOR: Larry L. Krug developed an appreciation for history at an early age and became a collector. Richard Moses and he own and operate Americana Resources, an 18-year old antiques and collectibles business in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and currently operate AmRes.com, a large Internet fixed-price site for collectibles. He has been a member of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, Vermont, for over 30 years and assembled the broadest private collection of Coolidge political memorabilia in the country.
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?A cross-country road rally of 100,000 automobiles_x000D_?A continuous political parade from the Atlantic to the Pacific_x000D_?A story about the famous Lincoln Highway in 1924_x000D_The political caravan highlighting the 1924 presidential campaign of Calvin Coolidge and his running mate, Charles G. Dawes, was a political masterpiece._x000D_This book is compiled from eyewitness accounts of the Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour. It was documented by E. A. Seidel, who drove the lead vehicle and newspaper accounts along the route, all illustrated with 100 vintage photographs and political artifacts. Starting in Coolidge's hometown of Plymouth, Vermont, the caravan wound its way down to New York City, then followed the Lincoln Highway across the country to San Francisco, then along the Pacific Coast. L_x000D_Over five million people turned out to witness the caravan as it rolled along 6,500 miles ? much of it still unpaved, ranging from dirt in good weather to mud in bad weather ? and involving over 100,000 vehicles! Along the way local bands played, horns honked, most of the cars were decorated in red, white and blue, and two million campaign buttons were distributed. _x000D_Civil War veterans who had voted for Abraham Lincoln were invited to sign a roster at the various stops and they turned out by the hundreds. National GOP dignitaries provided the rhetoric at the stops, making over 400 speeches promoting the re-election of Coolidge. The newspaper press along the route loved the event, proclaiming it "the largest continuous procession of any kind in all history." AUTHOR: Larry L. Krug developed an appreciation for history at an early age and became a collector. Richard Moses and he own and operate Americana Resources, an 18-year old antiques and collectibles business in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and currently operate AmRes.com, a large Internet fixed-price site for collectibles. He has been a member of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, Vermont, for over 30 years and assembled the broadest private collection of Coolidge political memorabilia in the country.
ISBN:
9780764327636
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2007
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
215 x 279mm

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