1950s Road Trip Passed Through the Peace

The Dawson Creek Daily News has an article about a new book recalling the early days of the Alaska Highway.  This memoir is a little different: Bedpans & Bobby Socks is written by a British author, Barbara Fox, who rediscovered the letters her mother sent while on the American road trip of a lifetime.

Gwenda Gofton was one of five British nurses who, in 1957, decided to throw caution to the wind and head to America for 18 months of adventure in an old Ford called Flatus.  Of course they had to see the legendary Alaska Highway while here.  Gwenda’s letters home and to friends were a treasure trove awaiting publication.

You can read more about the book and more about Gwenda on the Bedpans & Bobby Socks blog.  There are lots of great pictures, too!  The book is available from online book stores.

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