Horatio Jackson graduated from the University of Vermont, became a medical doctor, bank president, newspaper publisher and owner of Vermont᾽s first radio station. In 1903, inspired by a $50 bet, Horatio became the first person to drive cross-country in a motor car. The trip was completed in two months and nine days. Since attempts by others to cross the southwestern deserts had failed, Horatio took a northerly route, following the Oregon Trail. The adventures that Horatio and his traveling companion Sewell Crocker experienced were extraordinary, and they became the basis for the Ken Burns documentary film Horatio᾽s Drive. Despite his age, Horatio joined the Army in WWI. At the end of the war, he earned the Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix de Guerre from France and was one of the founders of the American Legion.
This Horatio Jackson History Mug is part of our Vermont Series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history. Other Vermont History Mugs can be found under the Vermont section of our website. Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.
- 11 oz. mug: 3.75” H x 3” D
- 15 oz. mug: 4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
- Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend handwashing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
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