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Bicycling to Mammoth Cave, 1946

Posted on August 12, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Marjorie Crozier, 21, a student at the University of Michigan, stopped in Lexington while on a bicycle trip from her home in Detroit to Mammoth Cave in July 1946. Crozier, a sophomore at Michigan, spent the night at Hamilton co-operative house at the University of Kentucky before starting the last lap of her 350-mile journey to the cave. She said she had no particular reason for coming south aside from the fact that she had been as far north as New York and as far west as North Dakota, and she wanted to meet some Kentucky people, who she described at the “friendliest people I’ve met”. A 10-pound sack held her belongings of a few changes of clothes, a plate, knife and fork, flashlight, maps and travelers’ checks to allow for about $10 a week spending money. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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