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The Great Bicycle Experiment : The Army's Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97
by Kay Moore


Overview - In 1896 Lt. James Moss, second lieutenant at Fort Missoula, Montana, had a revolutionary idea: that bicycles, a relatively new innovation, could be employed by the military to replace cavalry horses for certain operations. Bikes did not need food, water, or rest; they would not die; they would never disobey their rider; and they were nearly noiseless.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1896 Lt. James Moss, second lieutenant at Fort Missoula, Montana, had a revolutionary idea: that bicycles, a relatively new innovation, could be employed by the military to replace cavalry horses for certain operations. Bikes did not need food, water, or rest; they would not die; they would never disobey their rider; and they were nearly noiseless. The eager young lieutenant set out to test this idea and prove the worth of the bicycle in army campaigns.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878425938
  • ISBN-10: 0878425934
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 86
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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