Forces Affecting Supply and Demand for Industrial Real Estate
In the Summer of 1919, a young Lieutenant Colonel named Dwight D. Eisenhower joined 23 other officers and 258 enlisted men on a journey to “test the mobility of the [U.S.] military during wartime conditions”. The test consisted of driving a convoy of military trucks from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, a total distance of 3250 miles, in order to see how difficult it would be and how long it would take. The journey took 62 days. It involved dozens of accidents, malfunctions, and multiple injuries for the soldiers involved. Just from driving.