Tag Archives: Connecticut

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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Meet Evelyn

Evelyn Stohl was born in Connecticut in 1904.  The oldest traveler on the road trip in 1929 at the age of 25, she was the oldest of four children.   Fellow traveler, and sister,  Edie was two years younger.  Better … Continue reading

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Meet Edith

Edith Stohl was born in 1906 in Connecticut.  Better known as Edie, she was the second of four children; Evelyn was two years older.  Her father John, a Swedish immigrant, was a machinist for Bullard Metal Goods.  Edie attended Columbia … Continue reading

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Meet Dorothy

Dorothy Guyott, better known as Dotty and the author of the postcards and letters from the 1929 road trip, was born in 1906 in Massachusetts.  She moved to the Bridgeport, Connecticut area with her father Frank Guyott after the death … 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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