Chasing Annie Londonderry
On an early summer day in June 1894, a young woman carrying only a change of clothes and a pearl-handled revolver climbed onto a Columbia bicycle before a crowd of 500 people on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Then, declaring she would circle the world, Annie Londonderry, according to one newspaper, "sailed away like a kite down Beacon Street." It was, The New York World declared a year later, "the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman."
I tried to listen to a book about her, got bored by it and wasn't able to finish it. According to the part that I read, she was a self-promoter and may not have done many of the things she claimed to do.
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Annie Londonderry Kopchovsky
"I'll get you, my pretty."
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Is that a Brooks saddle?