The Blue Book is where you find used car values, right? Well, not in 1906, when there weren't enough used cars to create a market or the demand for the Blue as we know it today.
It also provided some information regarding regulations. Remember, driver education and driving licenses did not exist yet.
- The road described as leading to Manassas is almost certainly route 7, but it had not been given a number.
- Manassas is west of Alexandria. Both are good size cities now.
- It seems not even one car made the trip from Washington DC to Richmond each year. Now, it would be one car every few tenths of a second.