By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple


The photograph of Nan and Lady Ellen appeared on the front page of the Sunday edition, New York Tribune on July 9, 1911. The photo, taken the day before, carried no in depth coverage of the 4,496-mile ride that had begun on Sept. 1, 1910, in San Francisco. Despite what should have been a sensational news worthy story the picture was accompanied by this brief byline: "Nan J. Aspinwall, who rode from San Francisco to New York. She arrived at the City Hall yesterday with a letter from Mayor McCarthy of San Francisco to Mayor Gaynor. In the absence of the latter Borough President McAneny welcom...

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