Tag Archives: autocamping

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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Road Trip 1929: Day 4: Sent from Ashtabula, Ohio

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 … Continue reading

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A Quick Note On Cars and Autocamping

The advent of Ford’s Model T in 1908 began to transform society’s notions of motor accessibility and leisure time.  This change occurred across socioeconomic and gender lines.  Cindy Aron, discussing the transformation of those who could go on vacations between … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 1: Bridgeport to Hawley

Any good journey starts with Day 1, and to thank everyone for helping the Three Months By Car Facebook page get over 100 Likes before the 31st, I wanted to share a post card with all of you. Day 1 … Continue reading

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A Journey Begins…

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to Three Months By Car! In 1929, three young women, ages 23 and 25, went on a three-months-long, tri-country road trip. In total they drove 12,353 miles. They autocamped, stayed in hotels, and occasionally … Continue reading

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