Dorothy Lord Moore represents a woman born in 1908 who began keeping a daily journal at the age of 12 until she died at the age of 93. She will take you back in time to Rutherford, New Jersey, to see what daily life was like in the early 1900s. Travel across the country with her in 1919 to California where her life unfolds until her death in 2001.
Venture back in time around the period when the Lincoln head penny replaced the Indian head penny and it would cost four cents for a loaf of bread. Imagine riding a velocipede with the wind blowing through your hair until the neighborhood bully gets a hold of you. Compared to life today, was life so different growing up a hundred years ago?
Dorothy documents her personal view of history in the Twentieth Century from her journals, including her narrow escape from becoming another wife to the "most married man" in the Guinness Book of World Records. Her trials, triumphs and treasures are mixed with humor, honesty and humility. Follow Dorothy through her Adventures of a California Woman in the Twentieth Century.
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Dorothy Lord Moore
Janet Moore McKnew
Dorothy (15 years old) wrapped in seaweed
at Huntington Beach in 1923.
"I really enjoyed the many facets of the book. By the end, I felt that I had made the life journey with her. Your tremendous efforts editing and compiling the book were amazing".
Rita Mattern Collins
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