By Motor to the Golden Gate

By Motor to the Golden Gate

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by Emily Post
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786419407

ISBN-13: 9780786419401

Pub. Date: 07/12/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post's only travel book, originally published by Collier's Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels with her cousin Alice

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In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post's only travel book, originally published by Collier's Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels with her cousin Alice and her Harvard undergraduate son as they played the American tourists from Niagara Falls to cave dwellings near Santa Fe. A first-hand account of elite automotive travel before the process was democratized after World War I, it also shows the history of the southwest, particularly in the myths that made towns such as Santa Fe "authentic" tourist destinations, and provides contemporary comments on class and ethnicity.

A new introduction includes a biographical sketch of Post and explains the context of her journey in the heroic age of motoring. Accompanying the text are many original photographs, sketch maps showing the route, and Post's meticulous daily lists of expenditure, a valuable historical document showing the price of everything from car repairs to tips. New to this addition are explanatory footnotes and an appendix giving the miles Post traveled each day, noting the cities of departure and destination and the hotel for each night.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786419401
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/12/2004
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

ICan't be done - but then, it is perfectly simple13
IIAlbany, first stop25
IIIA breakdown30
IVPennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana36
VLuggage and other luxuries55
VIDid anybody say "chicken"?58
VIIThe city of ambition61
VIIIA few Chicagoans66
IXTins71
XMud!!77
XIIn Rochelle82
XIIThe weight of public opinion85
XIIIMuddier!89
XIVOne of the fogged impressions94
XVA few ways of the West97
XVIHalfway house104
XVIINext stop, North Platte!112
XVIIIThe city of recklessness127
XIXA glimpse of the West that was141
XXOur little sister of yesterday157
XXIIgnorance with a capital I161
XXIISome Indians and Mr. X.164
XXIIIWith nowhere to go but out175
XXIVInto the desert178
XXVThrough the city unpronounceable to an exposition beautiful191
XXVIThe land of gladness204
XXVIIThe mettle of a hero210
XXVIIISan Francisco218
XXIXThe fair232
XXX"Unending sameness" was what they said239
XXXITo those who think of following in our tire tracks242
XXXIIOn the subject of clothes248
XXXIIIHow far can you go in comfort?254
AppEmily Post's journey, April 25-June 8, 1915257
Index259

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