Coolidge Meets Ezra Meeker, October 1924

Calvin Coolidge shakes hands with renowned pioneer, Ezra Meeker, who set out in an ox-driven cart with his wife and young son on the Oregon Trail across some 2,000 miles in 1852. Having made the trek again by covered wagon (1906-1908), automobile (1916) and finally by airplane (1924), he was flown to Washington, D.C. to meet President Coolidge. Here the legendary adventurer and entrepreneur stands at ninety-three years of age, ready to advocate air and highway travel to a President already on board with modern technology.

Coolidge Meets Ezra Meeker, October 1924

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