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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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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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Three Months By Car, The Start…

…of a thesis and now a Public History project! How do your projects start?  Do they start in a garage with a car to restore?  Do they start with a map and an idea for a route?  Do they start … Continue reading

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The History of the Flapper, Part 4: Emboldened by the Bob

Tonight’s post was written to tell you about the fourth post in The History of the Flapper series off of the Smithsonian website.  This post is about the Bob, a hair style that gained much popularity as the 1920s went … Continue reading

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“The First and Worst Problem”

Thank you to those who responded to my Facebook question this morning.  For those of you who may have missed it, I asked: When packing for a trip, what is your first problem? What is your worst problem? Are they … Continue reading

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The History of the Flapper, Part 2: Makeup Makes a Bold Entrance

Hello everyone.  Here’s another quick post to let you know that The History of the Flapper, Part 2 was posted on the Smithsonian website.  This post covers the rise in popularity of makeup, including rouge (blush), lipstick, mascara, and nail … Continue reading

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The History of the Flapper, Part 1: A Call for Freedom

Hi Everyone, today’s post is a link to a wonderful blog post that came out via the Smithsonian website by Emily Spivack.  It’s on the History of the Flapper, and although I’m not claiming that Dotty, Edie, and Ev were … 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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