To thank you for helping my Facebook page hit 300 likes before the end of February, I wanted to share this postcard transcription. This is the second postcard that Dotty wrote on the trip, in Erie, PA, and sent on the road from Ashtabula, OH. You’ll see that this mentions the coal mines, which I discussed in a previous post.
Here we are, just finished supper, and all washed up and in our pajamas ready for bed. We are writing by candle light in the tent. Are camped tonight by Lake Erie, just outside of Erie, Pa. Made 233 miles today. Have been passing thru through the most beautiful country. Long, rolling hills like this (wavy line) – not hills, I mean mountains, the Alleghany Mts. The highest point we were at was 2420 feet. You ought to take a trip out here. Yesterday we went down in a coal mine at Scranton, + had miner’s lights. Today we saw oil fields + lumber cutting. We hope to be near Chicago by tomorrow night.
We are very comfortable, have all the comforts of home, + plenty to eat – nice fresh corn right out of the field!
Will you save all these cards for me, please. Lots of love, Dotty