August 28, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff discusses the travel diary of Pauline "Polly" Burdeshaw, a Dothan socialite who defied societal norms by travelling the world.
Pauline (neé Byrd) Burdeshaw was an anomaly.
In an era when few women traveled far and most did not travel without their husbands, Polly, as she was known to her friends, made multiple trips in North America, South America, and Europe. Staying in high-end hotels and traveling by luxury steam liners, she met the famous…