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sealed in, traveling on
25 April, 2010, 10:45 pm
Filed under: americana, crazy, history, random

“in 1949, don haynes, a 39-year-old truck driver, made a bet that he would spend the next 14 months traveling to each of the 48 states while welded inside his car. the car came equipped with a chemical toilet and phone (and, someone suggested, removable floorboards so he could occasionally sneak out).”

haynes visited 41 states and covered 111,000 of the planned 140,000 miles when his car broke down in winnemucca, nevada, just three weeks short of completing his trip.

“later, he would embark on a quest to collect pajamas from the governor of each state, though he stopped after collecting 41 states’ worth. haynes would return to the car throughout the 50’s and 60s’- in the late 50’s he and wife shut themselves in and traveled the country billing themselves as “the nomads”- but what became of the ‘seaman of the sealed car’ after that is a mystery.”

via square america. more info here.

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