THE WAUPACA REPUBLICAN POST
September 7, 1916
TO RUN AGAINST TIME
(Information provided courtesy of JJ Johnson)
Official Message to be Carried Across Continent on Yellowstone Trail in Five Days
It has been definitely settled that the run against time across the continent from Plymouth, Mass., to Seattle, Wash., will be begun on Monday, Sept. 11. This trip will follow the Yellowstone Trail and will demonstrate the practicability of such method of communication, for the entire journey of practically 3,500 miles will be made in five days, or faster than the fastest mail service.
The Wisconsin or seventh relay is under the direction of Erle Whipple of this city, and he has the entire route well divided, placing eight capable sub-relay managers in control.
Walter Nelson of this city is manager of the third sub-division and has arranged to have P. J. Christofferson make the run from Fremont to Stevens Point. This run will start about 8:15 the morning of the 13th, and the car should go through Waupaca shortly before nine o'clock that morning, Wednesday.
Below are found the names of drivers, the sub-managers, length of the sub-divisions and other points of interest.
Sub-Relay Sector Sub-Relay mgr/ Vehicle Driver/ Miles Leave Residence Residence
Milwaukee to Fond du Lac B. J. Ruddle Hupmobile E. F. Sanger 67 4:30 a.m.
Fond du Lac to Fremont Paul Redman Mercer Stanley Foute 52 6:35
Oshkosh 70 h.p. Oshkosh
Fremont to Stevens Point Walter Nelson Cadillac 8 P. J. Christofferson 48 8:15
Waupaca 90 h.p. Waupaca
Stevens Point to Marshfield L.J. Seeger Buick A. J. Clements 56 9:55
Marshfield to Stanley E. S. Bailey Packard Twin Six C. E. Blodgett 58 11:30
Stevens Point 90 h.p. Marshfield
Stanley to Eau Claire J. B. Halverson Cadillac 8 J. B. Galbrath 40 1:00
Stanley 90 h.p. Stanley
Eau Claire to Baldwin G. R. Wood Reo 6 Allen Redmon 52 2:20
Eau Claire 45 h.p. Eau Claire
Baldwin to Minneapolis E. A. Sutherland Hudson Super-Six E. A. Sutherland 51 4:00 arrive 5:40