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June 1906. "REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back." Percy Megargel and David Fassett on 162nd Street in the Bronx at the end of their 10-month, 11,000-mile trip in a 16-horsepower REO (Ransom E. Olds) touring car. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.