Podcast: Sarah Knight's Great American Road Trip
A Boston Widow Travels Solo on the I-95 Freeway (sort of) to New York. In 1704.
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Sarah Kemble Knight of Boston, Massachusetts, is a widowed single mother of one child, in her mid-thirties, and juggling lots of responsibilities. But she has some business in New York to do with her husband’s estate, and anyway, she’s ready for a bit of a break. So she dumps the kid with grandma, and sets off, solo.
In 1704. On a horse.
Apart from that, Sarah Knight’s tale is a familiar story to anyone who ever does an American road trip: Lousy food, issues with the road and navigation, dodgy hotels, and a constantly-changing scene and cast of characters.
This is the podcast version of Sarah Knight’s Great American Road Trip, Annette’s original post at Non-Boring History, based on a 1920s reprint of Sarah Kemble Knight’s travel journal.
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