Tag Archives: 1920s

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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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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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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When Flappers Ruled The Earth: How Dance Helped Women’s Liberation | The Guardian

Just a quick post to let you know about this article I stumbled across this weekend.  I think its a great article, much like those from the Threaded blog (which ran the History of the Flapper series that I shared).  … Continue reading

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A Photograph Revealed: Origins

In A Photograph Revealed, you saw the following picture of Dotty, Edie, and Ev, ready for their three-month road trip. I also told you that this photo made its way to me via email from all the way in Sweden. … Continue reading

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A Photograph Revealed

Three Months By Car has been a part of my life for three years now.  If you’ve been with me from the beginning of this blog (or have caught up since discovering me), you know that I began my research … Continue reading

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The History of the Flapper, Part 5: Who Was Behind the Fashions? | Threaded

I was happy to see the return of The History of the Flapper series on the Smithsonian’s Threaded blog.  This post is on the influential individuals of the decade who helped to make the flapper style what it was.  I’ve … Continue reading

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October 24, 1929: The Three See a Fire

As I wrote in my last post, this is the first test of an element that I am considering including in the book that will be about the 1929 trip and my eventual trip.  I am interested in what was … Continue reading

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Letter From Home

Sharing the existence of a letter from Dotty’s step-mom Lou provided me with the opportunity for me to write three (now four) posts and hear from you about general mail delivery, falling behind schedule during your vacations, and the desire … Continue reading

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