“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Intrepid Wanderwells Run into some Trouble in Mukden

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

In 1921, Walter Wanderwell was capturing headlines with the Million Dollar Wager, a round-the-world endurance between two teams racing Ford Model Ts to see which team could visit the most countries. He took his young bride along with him – Idris Galcia Welsh – who took the name Aloha Wanderwell. In 1924 they got to Tientsin from Singapore and pitched up in Mukden (Shenyang) where they found warlord battles were raging and they found fuel a little hard to procure. Eventually they did some though and off they went – Peking, Shanhaikwan, up to Harbin and then over the border into the USSR and on their way.

the_philadelphia_inquirer_sat__nov_8__1924_The Wanderwells in Mukden

And at the Summer Palace in Peking

Aloha Wanderwell

 

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