1900-1909 Decade of Travel

by Caleb Burkhart

Top 10 Highlights of Travel

Top 10 Descending

10. 1st Person to reach the North Pole-1909 an African American reached the North Pole, sparking interest in the challenge of going to the Poles.

9. 1st country to hand out driver's licenses-1906 the first driver's license is given out, changing the roads to make them safer from uneducated drivers.

8. 1st license plate is issued-1903 the first license plate is given out to help identify cars in an instant

7. Queensboro Bridge built-1901 the bridge was built to connect parts of NY, making travel between the places faster

6. Siberian Railway-1904 the railway connected places that were very far apart and allowed the transportation of goods and people long distance.

5. General Slocum Sinks-1904 the passenger ship General Slocum sinks, showing that boats aren't unsinkable as people once thought.

4. Ford Motor Company-1903 the Company is founded and the company still runs today.

3. 1st wireless message-1903 the first wireless message is sent, changing the way we communicate long distance.

2. Ford Model T-1908 the first car is built, cutting down travel time and allowing Americans to be "on the go."

1. Orville and Wilbur Wright fly first plane-1903 the plane was built and although it only flew for a few seconds, sparked a new interest in air travel.

New invention cuts down travel time by days!

Ford Motor Company's new Ford Model T is a new luxury that you must have! With this Model T, you can travel anywhere in a fraction of the time! This is a must have item for you and your family. You will be the coolest person on the block with one of these. Listed below are contacts to get your Model T.

1908 Movies and Songs

Music- Take me out to the Ballgame by Albert Von Tilzer and Jack Norworth.

Movies- The Adventures of Dolly, with Gladys Egan as Dolly.