Note: this short article appeared among four auto-related articles under the title “TOURING CONDITIONS GOOD FOR MOTORS”.
― from The New York Times, July 2 1914.
Following the successful “Cross Georgia” run made by the Savannah Automobile Club of Columbus, the Dixie Overland Highway Association has just been formed with the object of constructing an all-the-year-round, ocean-to-ocean highway over the following route: Savannah to Columbus, 272 miles; Montgomery and Selma, Ala.; Jackson and Vicksburg, Miss.; Shreveport, La.; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, 1,000 miles, and Los Angeles, 2,600 miles. The officer of the new association are Frank Lumpkin, President; Frank Battey, Vice President and Leland J. Henderson, Secretary.