MEHER BABA'S 1952 VISIT TO THE WEST

 

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 1952 : Meher Baba at the Meher Center at Myrtle Beach, SC.  Image edited by Anthony Zois
1952 : Meher Baba at the Meher Center at Myrtle Beach, SC. Image edited by Anthony Zois

 

The following webpages highlight the main aspects of this visit to the USA.

 

1952 : NEW YORK

 

1952 : ( 1ST VISIT ) MYRTLE BEACH & SOUTH CAROLINA

 

1952 : PRAGUE, OKLAHOMA TRIP & TREATMENT

 

1952 : Meher Baba outside the Guesthouse at the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach. This picture was taken prior to the car accident which occurred soon afterwards.
1952 : Meher Baba outside the Guesthouse at the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach. This picture was taken prior to the car accident which occurred soon afterwards.
1952 : Meher Baba's visit to the West - 1st part of the route Westward.
1952 : Meher Baba's visit to the West - 1st part of the route Westward.

SYNOPSIS OF THE 1952 TOUR

 

Meher Baba and his entourage of male & female close followers ( mandali ) started their Western tour when they flew out of Bombay Airport on 18th April 1952 flying with TWA.

Their destination was New York, USA, arriving on the 20th April at Idlewild Airport.

 

They then left by train to Florence, South Carolina at midnight, the same day. They arrived at Florence, SC., the next day at 11am ( 21st ), they were then driven to the Meher Spiritual Center at Myrtle Beach, SC, arriving at 3pm.

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1952 : Meher Baba's visit to the West - 2nd part of the route Westward.
1952 : Meher Baba's visit to the West - 2nd part of the route Westward.

After a month stay on the Center, Baba and his women Mandali drove off in 2 cars for the West Coast. A few days later on the 24th May, at Prague, OklahomaBaba's car was involved in an serious accident with another motor vehicle.

Meher Baba  and some of the women in his car suffered serious injuries.

 

Following his treatment at the local hospital, he was transported along with the group back to Myrtle Beach to recover and seek expert treatment from nearby medical institutions. During this period he and the female mandali stayed at Elizabeth Patterson's home - Youpon Dunes, staying for 5 weeks.

 

Site of Meher Baba's automobile accident, near Prague, Oklahoma
Site of Meher Baba's automobile accident, near Prague, Oklahoma

Baba and his entourage of 15 travelled by train back from Florence, SC., to New York City, staying in Scarsdale, NY till the near end of July.

Baba and his women mandali and a couple of others flew from New York's Idlewild Airport on the 30th July via Gander, Canada to London, England, arriving the 31st.

 

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Report of the 1952 automobile accident filed with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Report of the 1952 automobile accident filed with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Map showing the return route by Pan Am plane from New York City to London, heading back to India.
Map showing the return route by Pan Am plane from New York City to London, heading back to India.