Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The First Woman To Drive Around The World Wore Men's Breeches And Had A Pet Monkey

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An 18-year-old woman dressed in men's riding breeches and a scout's cap lay restless at the foot of the Great Sphinx in Egypt. It was 1924, just two years after archeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun.

This was one of many adventures that Aloha Wanderwell, recorded during her seven-year automobile expedition around the world. Newspaper headlines deemed her the 'World’s Most Widely Traveled Girl,' 'The Amelia Earhart of the Automobile,' and 'The First Woman to Drive Around the World in an Automobile.'

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