The following is an excerpt from the book The Genius Pack: A Brief History of the Future of Transportation, by James B. Lippincott and James R. Lipscomb, with illustrations by Mark A. Breslin.
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In 1876, Lippon and his wife, a writer for a traveling newspaper, traveled to Mexico and spent several weeks in the country’s cities.
The Lippons, with a little help from their traveling companion, Liza, had a good time.
After their adventures, they returned to New York, where they purchased a house in a wealthy section of Brooklyn.
In 1887, Lipscopp bought a small farm in North Carolina and named it Lipsman Farm, after his late wife, Lizzie.
The name stuck, and it became one of the most successful and successful families in America.
In 1898, Littman was awarded the National Medal of Commerce for his business successes.
His son, L.P. Litt, later became president of Lippsons International Insurance Company and became chairman of the company’s board.
In 1931, the Lippins moved to the United States and Lippman retired.
In 1940, Litzmann, a son of L.L., became the first man to complete a full lap of the world’s longest railroad, the Erie & Cimino.
The railroad, which ran from New York City to the East Coast, was the largest passenger rail system in the world, serving more than one million people a day.
Litz was honored in 1962 by being the first American to complete the 100-mile “Grand Tour” of Europe.
His first trip, in 1962, was to France, the home of his first wife.
He took two of the longest treks on the railways and in 1968, he returned to America for the first time.
In 1980, Lutz bought the Litz family’s Chicago home, which he renamed Litz’s World, in honor of his father.
L.J. Litchman died in 2005.