ELIZABETH BISLAND WHETMORE #100travelHERS
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Birth: February 11, 1861; St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Death: January 6, 1929; Charlottesville; Virginia
Occupation: Poet, journalist, novelist
Notable journeys: Raced Nellie Bly to set a record for circumnavigating the world in 1889. Lost to Bly by four days.
Notable work: In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World; A Candle of Understanding
Quote: “The record of the race, hitherto accepted as the truth about ourselves, has been the story of facts and conditions as the male saw them – or wished to see them … No secret has been so well-kept as the secret of what women have thought about life.”