A Proposal to Girdle the Earth, by Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

Summer is vacation time, but some among us aren’t content with a week or two at the beach, but go all out. Journalist Nellie Bly, for example, thought it would be relaxing to “girdle the earth” in under eighty days, using Victoria era technology. In those simpler, pre-Facebook days, “travel” still meant something!

This excerpt is taken from Bly’s book Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, first published in New York in 1890.

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