Slower Times – 1903

Would you bet $50 you could drive across the country in less than 3 months in this?

In 1903, Horatio Nelson Jackson, left, and his mechanic and sometimes chauffeur Sewell Crocker became the first to drive an automobile across the United States. With them is Bud, a dog they adopted along the way. Photo courtesy of UVM Special Collections/Bailey-Howe Library
Bud, complete with goggles.

 

 

 

 

 

How Hot Was It?

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Burlington, Vermont, according to records from the local office of the National Weather Service.

And you know the warnings against leaving pets and children in the car, no matter how briefly you’ll be away.

Apparently, the warning is just as applicable for the parabolic mirror you plan on converting into the best solar oven ever.