ROAD TRIP!

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ROAD TRIP!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:42 pm

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Edgar "Ned" Wilcox was a school teacher and elementary school principal near Traverse City, Mich., in the early 1900s. In 1923, Ned and his wife Golda, sister-in-law Josephine "Josie" Landon, and brother-in-law Lloyd Landon set out in Lloyd’s Case Six automobile on a cross-country road trip to Tacoma, Wash., eventually settling in California.

Ned took the time to document his trip in a manuscript for friends, family and students. The story remained hidden until 2007, when his grandson uncovered the document in some old family papers. It’s reproduced here verbatim, transcribed from a typewritten manuscript, with 1923 words, phrases, language and cultural references. It’s a glimpse of American life and car culture more than 85 years ago.
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Post by potownrob » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:16 am

very interesting reading :)
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:52 am

potownrob wrote:very interesting reading :)
I think that i would have avoided riding in the car again for a few weeks after all that, but they were hardy people back then.
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Post by potownrob » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:17 am

sounds like they probably did once they settled down in cali, though they did keep taking shorter road trips. definitely come off as folks who drove (and liked to drive) more than the average american back in those times. when i read the part about them going all the way back to tacoma just after getting to LA (and then they end up going all the way back to LA to settle down), i thought they must be insane. the story makes me want to hear more of Ned's adventures, then i remember he's almost definitely dead now... :? :roll: :lol:
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Post by AHTOXA » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:48 am

Thanks for posting this. I've enjoyed reading it.
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