Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-making Race Around the WorldBook - 2013
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Elizabeth Jane Cochran, better known by her pen name, Nellie Bly, was born on May 5, 1864 in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania. She left school in 1871 due to the lack of funds after her father died. In 1880, her mother moved the family to Pittsburgh for better job opportunities. It was here that Elizabeth would get her start in newspapers. When a local newspaper, the Pittsburgh Dispatch,… (more)
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"...the little flat white town [Aden] in the distance, the turbaned figures in the streets, the sailboats moored on the glassy sea beyond could all be clearly made out through the deepening twilight. ... There was nowhere on earth more distant than this, [Bly] knew, no place that could possibly be less like New York. ... Traveling by locomotive and steamship, she had been brought to the past. ..." [p. 258-9]
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