This Day In Norwood History- July 9

FIVE BACK FROM MEXICO IN 6850-MILE TAXI TRIP

NORWOOD. July 9 — Fred Schaier, 181 Pleasant st, driver for Jack’s Taxi Service, arrived home last night after completing a round trip of 6850 miles to Mexico City, with four passengers, in a month. Miss Emily Fisher, 76-year-old retired schoolteacher, and a long-distance taxi traveler, was the sponsor of the trip, and she had with her, as guests, Miss Ruth Whitman of Boston, Miss Alma Colton of Boston and Miss Clarissa Colburn of Groton.

June 7 at 6:30 a m the party pulled away from this town in a large sedan, which had been equipped with new tires. The entire trip found them coming through without a flat tire or any motor trouble. June 16 the party crossed the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex. and two days later they reached their goal, where a week was spent in sightseeing. The trip used up 800 gallons of gasoline, and they ran into temperatures ranging from 107 to 70. The longest trip in one day was 475 miles and the average 375.

Miss Fisher, who last Summer made a taxi trip to the World’s Fair in Chicago, is being boosted by the local taxi firm as one of the longest taxi travelers in the country.

Fri, Jul 9, 1937 – 15 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

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