Author Archives: Maria P

Road Trip 1929: Day 9: Elgin, Illinois

I hope you didn’t miss me too much over my blogging vacation, but Three Months By Car is back! Since I made you wait a while between my last post and now, I wanted to share a transcription with all … Continue reading

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Six Months Update

Three Months By Car has been up and running for six months now, both here and on Facebook and Twitter.  Here’s a quick update on where it’s been and where it’s going. The Facebook Page has over 330 Likes as … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 7: Chicago, Illinois

I realized today that it has been over a month and a half since the last time I shared a transcription with you all.  It’s a short postcard, but I’m sharing the postcards and letters in order, so this one … Continue reading

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Frank E. Guyott and John G. Stohl

Since Sunday was Father’s Day, so I thought I would take this week’s blog post to expand upon the little I wrote of Frank Guyott and John Stohl when I introduced you all to Dotty, Edie, and Ev. Frank E. … Continue reading

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In the Box #8

The latest posts I’ve written have all been camping related.  Dotty, Edie, and Ev spent a majority of their 3-month road trip camping in either a tent or a cabin (and even spent one night camping in a roofless garage). … Continue reading

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Thoughts On the Rise of Camping

Camping was not a new (organized) activity; the first camp in the United States opened in Connecticut in 1861.  The Camp Directors Association of America, now known as the American Camping Association, was founded in 1910 (KOA would not come … Continue reading

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Road Trip Maps

What is a road trip with known destinations (and sometimes the actual roads and mileage) without a map?  It’s true that some fun adventures happen when you purposely don’t use a map, but this was not one of those trips.  … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Camps and Cabins

In Dust Everywhere, I wrote how author Alison Edwards and his wife worried about potential bathing issues, but discovered that they had no trouble in finding camps with shower baths.  In Laundry on the Road, I told you how Dotty, … Continue reading

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In the Box #7

At the close of Monday’s post, I asked if you thought Dotty would receive the $20 she asked for in a telegram sent from Monterey, California. Here’s your answer: “Thanks for replying so promptly to my telegram.  I got the … Continue reading

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In the Box #6

Dotty mostly sent letters and postcards home.  As you may have already read, she occasionally sent home a news clipping.  This piece was an exception.  This is the one telegram she sent home. The message reads: Hello. Wire twenty dollars … Continue reading

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