How WWI Veterans Took America’s First Roadtrip

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BestRide | Nov 11, 2016

Zero Milestone White House

Just outside the White House stands a squat monument that most people use as a tripod for taking selfies with the President’s residence in the background. It’s called the Zero Milestone and it commemorates the official point to which all roads in America would measure their distance from Washington, DC. It was the starting point of a WWI Veteran-led, transcontinental road trip that kicked off in July of 1919.


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