NOTE: This post is the third in a series of excerpts from the road trip diary Hazel Pierce kept on her honeymoon trip with husband Don Vickers in 1926. Along with the excerpts are some observations and comments from this blogger.
"On Saturday (May 1st) we drove to Montgomery. We enjoyed this trip very much. We crossed the
|Shown here occupied by B. Wolff Furniture Store,|
this building housed the Imperial Hotel
in downtown Montgomery in the 1920s.
"On Sunday morning it was raining and we rested. After dinner we went up to the State Capital which is very pretty place. At present it is being repaired. After our sightseeing trip I wrote some letters while Don took a nap...
Hazel did not record in her diary the route she and Don took to get from the town of Bay Minette to Alabama's capital city of Montgomery. But judging by the fact that they crossed the Perdido and Escambia rivers, it seems likely that they drove along U.S. 31.
In 1926, the American Association of State Highway Officials had just approved the U.S. numbered highways. So the new U.S. shields like the U.S. 31 here had just begun to appear around the country.