MEHER BABA'S 1952 VISIT TO THE WEST

 

FIRST VISIT TO MYRTLE BEACH

- SOUTH & NORTH CAROLINA VISITS

 

1952 : Meher Baba standing outside the Guesthouse at the Meher Center. This photo was taken prior to the car accident which occurred soon afterwards.
1952 : Meher Baba standing outside the Guesthouse at the Meher Center. This photo was taken prior to the car accident which occurred soon afterwards.

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 Friday 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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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.

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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Map showing the return route by plane from New York City to London, heading back to India.
Map showing the return route by plane from New York City to London, heading back to India.
1952 : Eastbound route back to India. 1st Part.
1952 : Eastbound route back to India. 1st Part.
1952 : Meher Baba at the Meher Center at Myrtle Beach, SC.
1952 : Meher Baba at the Meher Center at Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

 

To read about this visit to the West in 1952 by Meher Baba visit the following web-page -

                                                                     "Events 1952 Visit "

This visit consists of 7 web-pages.

* USA visit - * New York visit - * Myrtle Beach visit - * Prague, Oklahoma visit

* England visit

* European visit

* Overseas visits