A Mount Airy, North Carolina dispatch of August 8, 1882 related the following: "Six gay and frolicsome young ladies arrived in this place today, all rigged out and equipped for a journey on foot through the mountains of this State. The girls wear dresses even shorter than the regulation walking suit, have knap-backs strapped over their shoulders, wear road-bottomed easy shoes, dark hose, and are fixed up for comfort. They propose to take a trip on foot through all of the mountain counties of North Carolina. In their baggage they have hammocks, which will be used in case they will have to camp out at night. The trip will consume about two months, and cover a district of six or eight hundred miles. The girls are all young, the oldest probably not over 22, and the youngest 16.
Published in The Bourbon News, Millersburg, Kentucky, August 15, 1882.
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