Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 20 September: Philadelphia to Wyoming, Pennsylvania – 123 miles

Monday, 20 September 1937

Pennsylvania

123 miles today

10.30 Left Spruce Hotel this morning. Cold drive through the mountains. Stayed the night at Wyoming, Mrs Ross camp. Nice old soul, gave me a pot of jam and cream, was very good to us. It was the coldest night I have ever felt. We did not have sufficient bed clothes and I had the windows open all night. We were almost frozen. 1 ¼ dollars for the 3.

2,250 ft up.

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Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 19 September: Philadelphia, 91 miles from New York

Sunday, 19 September 1937

91 miles from New York

Left Empire Hotel N.York at 8. Through the Holland Tunnel, under the Hudson R. Came along and struck some heavy rain. Scenery poor coming along, until just before we got into Philadelphia. Drove through lovely avenue of trees for miles & miles, very fine. And nice homes, nothing palatial. Arrived at [Parker] Spruce Hotel [apparently now a dump – see a documentary about the hotel], about 1. Had lunch, then walked around the town, took bus out to Frankford, very nice suburb. Got back had tea at the automat, came back early & bed.

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