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Gasoline Sprees In The Sunshine State ANNA WILDS STRUMQUIST

Gasoline Sprees In The Sunshine State



Publication: Privately printed, 1924, N P

First edition. 8vo. 9" x 6" original printed wrappers, n. p. (61 pp.), illustrated. Inked presentation inscription by the author to friends and signed and dated by her in 1947. A scarce collection of breezy sketches of the author's travels by automobile and motorcycle around the remote parts of New Mexico, as well as a trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon. Three chapters were previously published in Motorcycle Illustrated in 1914, the rest are apparently first published here. One, "Above the Clouds on a Motorcycle," is credited to the author's husband, Nils John Strumquist. Among others, there is an account of an excursion to Acoma led by George Wharton James in 1917, a trip to see the ruined mission at Jemez, and a 600 mile circuit through southeastern New Mexico that included visits to the Gran Quivira ruins, the towns of Estancia, Encino, and Vaughn, and Roswell and the nearby the Bottomless Lakes.

Inventory Number: 40079