Pathfinders and Map Makers – Part One

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  1. Greetings,

    Great post there, and I’d like to offer some additional information.
    The lady driver in the 1910 Atlanta Journal-New York Herald Good Roads Tour was Joan Newton Cuneo, not Cameo. Her racing prowess was so feared that eventualy she was banned from AAA-sanctioned and other automotive events.

    The images from 1909 Good Roads Tour and the 1911 Glidden Tour of cars parked in downtown Anderson were taken on our courthouse square. In the 1909 image we see the Hotel Chiquola in the background; Anderson was a Lunch Stop on the tour. In the 1911 image, the courthouse is on the right and Anderson was a Night Stop with participants staying at the Chiquola and other available lodgings.

    The photo of the “Greeting Good Roads Tourists” with the Wayside Inn sign is from Middletown, VA, not South Carolina. The Inn’s distinctive gate can be seen in this postcard from the Shenandoah County Library.
    archives.countylib.org/items/show/4938

    I have researched these tours and this is a long-overlooked period of our history for many years, and I’m happy to see your well-presented information here.

    Regards,
    Tom Gibson
    Anderson, SC

    1. Greetings,

      Oops! I meant to say the lady driver on the 1909 New York Herald-Atlanta Journal Good Roads Tour was Joan Newton Cuneo. For 1910 the route was reversed, as the 1910 Atlanta Journal-New York Herald Good Roads Tour using the same sponsors with some of the 1909 participants repeating the tour. Mrs. Cuneo was not in the 1910 tour.

      Thanks,
      Tom Gibson
      Anderson, SC

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