The following was researched and compiled by S. DiMaggio
Trip : To travel from South Carolina to California by 2 motor vehicles.
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
Most likely route to Columbia in 1952 via Hwy 378 to Lake City, Sumter
Forest Court Motel
WEDNESDAY 21 MAY
COLUMBIA, SC ( Left 'early' )
LAURENS, SC ( the two cars became separated )
GREENVILLE, SC ( the two cars rendezvoused )
Visited Caesar's Head State Park for view of Blue Ridge Mountains
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA ( Lunch )
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 )
Visited Rock City on Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls
In Chattanooga, Sarosh lost site of Baba's car
Sims Motel ( outside of town )
FRIDAY 23 MAY, 1952
WAYNESBORO, TN ( Left at 5:30 am )
Drove all day through Memphis into Arkansas
SEARCY, AR ( Lunch )
Via Conway, Atkins, Clarksville from Searcy
Stayed in cabins at the Pond Crest Motor Court 'by Pond Creek'
SATURDAY 24 MAY
FORT SMITH - Crossed Arkansas River
MOFFETT, OKLAHOMA - Stopped car, Baba paced
SALLISAW, OK - Sarosh lost sight of Baba's car
GORE, OK - Between Gore & Warner, Sarosh again lost sight of Baba's car.
MUSKOGEE, OK - From Muskogee, got on 2 lane Highway 62W, took a zig-zag route through Okmulgee
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