Trailblazing Thru Milestones 1921

by Claude C. Prowell & Editor Melissa Prowell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/10/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781664181502
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781664181496
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781664181519

About the Book

In October of 1921, Claude Prowell had a dream, a map and a motorcycle that “would go anywhere.” So at 19 years of age, Claude left his father’s home to “go West and see it all.” His solo journey began in Wilson County, east of Nashville, Tennessee. He decided to travel the southwest route to Los Angeles, California and arrived 32 days later. There he would live for 6 months before he continued his travels to the north. He traded his Indian Motorcycle for a new form of transportation, a Ford Model T, which he then customized for his travels. Claude returned home one year later filled with lessons learned and unforgettable experiences. He had traveled over 10,000 miles thru 16 states and 2 Canadian provinces. This untold odyssey was hand written by Claude in 1971 and discovered in the family safe 31 years after his death.

About the Author

In 1921, Claude Prowell had a dream, a map and a motorcycle “that would go anywhere.” At 19 years of age and the youngest of eight children, he left his fathers farm to “go West and see it all.”His sense of travel and curiosity carried him on a solo journey which covered more than 8,000 miles and took him through sixteen states and two Canadian provinces. Claude return home one year later and resumed his responsibilities on the farm of raising cattle and thrashing wheat and grain. He married his sweetheart, Hester Azilee Lewis in 1924 and honeymooned in Miami, Florida. They produced two children. I am their granddaughter. Claude never lost his love of travel and continued his numerous trips. He became an International Harvester dealer in his home town. Claude and Hester passed in 1990 and in 1994, respectively.