From March 7th to May 8th, 1952, John Wesley Dobbs and his wife Irene traveled throughout Europe to visit with their daughter Mattiwilda. It was the couple’s first trip to the continent. Irene Dobbs’ travel diary records their experiences as they toured France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and England.
Tuesday, March 12, 1952
John Wesley and Irene Dobbs’ first destination was Cherbourg, France where they were met by Mattiwilda (or “Geekie” as she is known to the family). They took a train to Paris where the Dobbs would spend two weeks sightseeing. Irene wrote about seeing the Unesco Building, the United Nations, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, and Versailles.
Sunday, March 30, 1952
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