Meher Baba Travels, Trips & Journeys


Meher Baba American Travels - 1952

The following was researched and compiled by Sher DiMaggio

 

Trip : To travel from South Carolina to California by 2 motor vehicles.

 

ITINERARY
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Prague, Oklahoma
 
VEHICLES:    Blue Nash - Elizabeth (driver), Baba (front passenger seat)
                                       Mani, Mehera, & Meheru (back seat)                             
                     Station Wagon - Sarosh (driver), Goher, Rano, Kitty & Delia

                     Mercury 1952
 
 
TUESDAY  20 MAY, 1952
 
MYRTLE BEACH, SC   ( Left at  2:30 pm from the Guest House )
      Meher Spiritual Center
      10200 North King's Highway
      Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
 
      Youpon Dunes  ( Elizabeth's residence, to pick up insurance papers per Baba's instructions )
      3202 Ocean Blvd.
      Myrtle Beach, SC
 
CONWAY, SC
 
      Most likely route to Columbia in 1952 via Hwy 378 to Lake City, Sumter
 
COLUMBIA, SC
 
      Forest Court Motel
 
WEDNESDAY 21 MAY
 
COLUMBIA, SC   ( Left 'early' )
 
LAURENS, SC   ( the two cars became separated )
 
GREENVILLE, SC   ( the two cars rendezvoused )
 
CLEVELAND, SC
     
     Visited Caesar's Head State Park for view of Blue Ridge Mountains
 
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA  ( Lunch )
 
MURPHY, NC
 
     Moreland Heights Motel
 
THURSDAY 22 MAY
 
MURPHY, NC  ( Left at 6:30 am )
 
LAKE OCOEE, TENNESSEE
 
     Baba remarked it had a 'spiritual atmosphere'
     They noted a sign in TN "Jesus Christ Is Coming"
 
CLEVELAND, TN  ( Lunch )
 
CHATTANOOGA, TN
 
     Visited Rock City on Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls
     In Chattanooga, Sarosh lost site of Baba's car
 
WAYNESBORO, TN
 
     Sims Motel ( outside of town )

FRIDAY 23 MAY, 1952
 
WAYNESBORO, TN  ( Left at 5:30 am )
 
MEMPHIS, TN
 
     Drove all day through Memphis into Arkansas
 
SEARCY, AR  ( Lunch )
 
OZARK, AR
    
     Via Conway, Atkins, Clarksville from Searcy
     Stayed in cabins at the Pond Crest Motor Court 'by Pond Creek'
 
SATURDAY 24 MAY
 
OZARK, AR
     FORT SMITH  -  Crossed Arkansas River
     MOFFETT, OKLAHOMA  - Stopped  car, Baba paced
     SALLISAW, OK  -  Sarosh lost site of Baba's car
     GORE, OK  -  Between Gore & Warner, Sarosh again lost site of Baba's car.
     WARNER,OK
     MUSKOGEE, OK  - From Muskogee, got on 2 lane Highway 62W, took a zig-zag route through Okmulgee
     OKMULGEE, OK
 
PRAGUE, OK Passed through Prague
     Collision at 10:15 am seven miles from Dr. Ned Burleson's hospital.  Sarosh's car arrived 15 minutes later.
     The ambulances arrived at the hospital in Prague at 11:00 am.
 
 
NOTE:  Unable to confirm exact roads and highways taken due to lack of specific documentation as well as the unavailability of period maps and the amount of new interstate highway construction since 1952.
 
            Descriptions in italics are from the references & meant to clarify the journey
 
REFERENCES:  MEHERA - MEHER   David Fenster, Vol 3  pp 35-55
                         LOVE ALONE PREVAILS   Kitty Davy,  pp 396-400
                         Article in 'Broken Down Furniture' by Jeff Maguire - see on AMB Heartland Center website :
http://www.ambhc.org/


***Please note that the above information was compiled prior to the excellent publication that covers the whole story ; " Avatar Meher Baba & the Trail of Tears" by Julia Ross
     

BOOKS RELATED


MEHERA-MEHER


DAVID FENSTER


2003


Published by : Meher Nazar Publications &

Meher Mownavani Publishing ( India )


2nd Edition

2013 - Meher Nazar Publications




LOVE ALONE PREVAILS


KITTY DAVY


1981 - Hardcover

2001 - Softcover


Published by : Sheriar Foundation


AVATAR MEHER BABA and the

TRAIL OF TEARS

- a pilgrim's guide to the journey


JULIA ROSS


2011

Sheriar Foundation


2012

Multi Cultural Educational...


Lyn Ott cover painting