They were the self-proclaimed 'Vagabonds' who explored the
United States in Ford's new automobiles more than a century
In 1914, Thomas Edison, who invented the electric lightbulb,
and his good friend Henry Ford kicked off a 10-year exploration
of the country.
Their adventures were widely considered the beginning of an
unprecedented era of recreational travel that transformed
America, including a 1918 trip shared with nature writer John
Burroughs and tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone.
John Burroughs, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone - 1916
Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs and Harvey Firestone - 1918