|Here is an interesting piece of automotive history: Alice Huyler Ramsey (1886-1983) was the first woman to drive across the United States. When she made her cross-country drive, accompanied by a friend and two sisters-in-law, she was 22 years old. The trip was 3,800 miles. She started in Hell’s Gate in Manhattan, New York City, and ended in San Francisco, California. The car was a bright green Maxwell. It was quite the adventure. Most of the road were not paved. In 1960, she published Veil, Tire, and Iron, a book about the journey.