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ELIZABETH BISLAND WHETMORE #100travelHERS

From Writing Roughshod, visit writingroughshod.com/ for more.

 

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.”

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Uploaded on February 7, 2017