Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers: 128 Years Ago: “Across the Continent,” The evening world (New York, NY), January 25, 1890

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128 Years Ago: “Across the Continent!,” The Evening World (New York, NY), January 25, 1890

Taking inspiration from Jules Verne's fictional book, Around the World in Eighty Days, fearless journalist Nellie Bly sets out to girdle the globe "without escort."  She arrives in Jersey City, New Jersey January 25, 1890 "with but a little hand-bag of neccessaries and the one plain navy gown she wore on the bright morning of November 14 when she sailed away on the steamship Augusta Victoria" 72 days prior.  Click here for more details of her triumphal record-breaking journey in The Evening World's Nellie Bly Extra and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!