Did You Know? First Person to Ride Motorized Vehicle Across U.S. Was Oakland Mechanic

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The George A. Wyman Memorial Project is placing these waypoint signs across the country at places where George A. Wyman stopped during his 1903 cross-country journey.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
A photo of George Wyman taken some time after he completed his cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York on a motorcycle.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
Marti Wyman Schein is the great-granddaughter of George A. Wyman. She’s trying to bring more attention to the story of Wyman’s 1903 cross-country trip on a motorcycle.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
: Tim Masterson stands at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco where George A. Wyman started his cross country journey. Masterson is installing waypoint signs across the country at places where Wyman stopped.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
The George A. Wyman Memorial Project is placing these waypoint signs across the country at places where George A. Wyman stopped during his 1903 cross-country journey.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
George A. Wyman takes a rest during his cross country trip from San Francisco to New York in 1903. Wyman wrote that he often got stuck in the mud, in snow drifts and at one point used a tree branch in place of his broken handlebars.
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Joe Rosato Jr./NBC Bay Area
A picture of George A. Wyman during his 1903 trek from San Francisco to New York in 50 days.
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