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A Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

Friday Oct 4, 2019

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107-3157
US

Phone: 344-8139
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Amanda Sutton

Phone: 505-344-8139.
Website: Click to Visit

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 In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly--inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days--began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time.