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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

“People thought I was crazy.”

~Alice Ramsey

 
 
"People thought I was crazy." Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
1. "People thought I was crazy." Marker
Inscription. In 1909, twenty-two year old Alice Ramsey became the first woman to drive across United States in an automobile. She and her three female companions are depicted here, in her 1909 Maxwell Briscoe, crossing the Nevada desert east of the Truckee Meadows.
 
Erected 2005 by John Ton.
 
Location. 39° 31.29′ N, 119° 48.771′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on West Liberty Street west of South Sierra Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 West Liberty Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Jesse Lee Reno (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reno (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lake Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps (approx. ¼ mile away); Lake's Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Reno.
 
Also see . . .  Alice Ramsey's Historic Cross-Country Drive. (Submitted on October 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
The Marker Shown on the Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
2. The Marker Shown on the Mural

 
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The Mural image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
3. The Mural
Close-Up of Scene image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
4. Close-Up of Scene
Hermine Jahns Left, and Alice Ramsey on Right. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
5. Hermine Jahns Left, and Alice Ramsey on Right.
Nettie Powell Left and Margaret Atwood on Right image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 28, 2014
6. Nettie Powell Left and Margaret Atwood on Right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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