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1904 Movie of Harry Harkness in the official First Race up Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” and modern version of Travis Pastrana with camera onboard 6 min 20.47sec

http://whitemountainhistory.org/Early_Movies.html  Harry Harkness in 1904 first official race of one of the earliest races in the USA.  See Harry coming down the hill on video minutes 1:46 – 1:54 in the famous Climb to the Clouds race he won in … Continue reading

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San Diego: the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Part One Harry starts San Diego Aero Club

                San Diego: the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Part One Special Presentation Commemorating the Centennial of Naval Aviation, focusing exclusively on San Diego’s contributions. On November 14, 1910 Aviation pioneer and inventor Glenn … Continue reading

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History of “Climb to the Clouds” and “Taming a Mountain Road with Horses and Cars”

http://www.climbtotheclouds.com/history/ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/automobiles/19MOUNTAIN.html

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Harkness on list of Early National Champions 1902

http://www.champcarstats.com/records/otherchampions.htm

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Joe Jagersberger raced with Harry and built race cars for Harkness

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Harry’s Chauffeur Jules Devigne

Jules Devigne was a figure in the early automobile and racing business from around 1903-1917. His family history tells us that he like many, probably got his start as a chauffeur early on and it is known that he was … Continue reading

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Picture of Harry riding with his riding mechanician 1904 in his 60 h.p. Mercedes in first race of “Climb to the Clouds”

Among the Clouds was a seasonal newspaper published atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in the late 1800s into early 1900s.  The title is fitting for this scene from 1904.  Thanks to the camera work of F.W. Spooner, and the courtesy … Continue reading

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Lamon V. Harkness Harry’s Father

Lamon V. Harkness Lamon V. Harkness Born 1839 Bellevue, Ohio Died January 17, 1915 California Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery Residence New York City Occupation Businessman Children Harry S. (1877-1919) Parents Stephen V. Harkness Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness (1839 – January 17, … Continue reading

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Stephen V Harkness Grandfather

Stephen V. Harkness     Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness Born November 18, 1818 United States Died March 6, 1888(1888-03-06) (aged 69) New Hyde Park, New York Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery Residence New York City Occupation Businessman Spouse 1) Laura Osborne 2) Anna … Continue reading

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Another Unique Schmieg Hungate Kotzian-bodied Steinway Piano which George Gershwin played

The house was a unique collaboration between a great architect, a great industrial and interior designer, a great lighting designer, a great landscape architect, and enlightened and wealthy owners. Today, it retains most of its original Donald Deskey-designed furnishings. Among … Continue reading

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