Happy National Bike to Work Day!

This morning, lots of bicycle commuters in Phoenix enjoyed a commute to work in the lovely 75 degree weather! Among them were several ladies in dresses on bikes. But ladies on bikes is not a new phenomenon in Arizona! We dug into our photograph collections and discovered that 120 years ago, Gertrude Hughes, daughter of Territorial Governor L.C. Hughes, had this photo taken with her bicycle. Gertrude was a professor of English at the University of Arizona. She learned to ride her Columbia Bicycle at the Columbia Bicycle Riding School in Boston, Massachusetts. Way to go, Gertrude! 97-689797-6897 verso

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