Tag Archives: travel history

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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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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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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Insight Into How Dotty, Edie, and Ev Packed

A couple of posts ago, I discussed how clothing posed as a packing problem for road-tripping females, as they were advised to pack for both the physical traveling as well as any social activity where travel clothes would be inappropriate.  … 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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Two-Week Update

It has been two weeks since the launch of Three Months By Car, so I wanted to take this post to write a quick update of what has happened since January 1st. The Three Months By Car Blog hit over … Continue reading

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