Marjorie Fanning, 1938
Excerpt from Chapter One

"You know there are just some things you'll never forget - as if it were yesterday. Sailing across the Queensboro Bridge to Long Island, weaving in and out of traffic, as if I were invincible.
I paid $90 down on the dark blue Indian Pony Scout on Manhattan's east side. 1938, I was 20. Was taught how to ride it on a three-wheeler by the motorcycle dealer. We rode on the Henry Hudson
Parkway over to the City trash truck parking area. Can't remember the price of the pony, think it was $300 something. I agreed to pay $9 a month. No special driver's license required.
(My father said, in a thunderous, booming voice, if you buy that motorcycle, don't you ever come home.)"      From Marjorie Fannings Diary

But Marjorie did buy that motorcycle and that started her two-year adventure riding solo from Upstate NY to Florida and on to California.
Read the rest of her delightful story in "Women In The Wind, Fearless Women of the 20th & 21st Centuries"      © Marjorie Fanning and Bluecreek Art Works, February 2002, all rights reserved

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Marjorie Fanning on her Indian Pony in 1938


Marjorie with Author, Jasmine, at Marji's home Oct. 2003
Excerpts from Chapters 3 & 6
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