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Bicycle touring means self-contained cycling trips for pleasure, adventure, and autonomy rather than sport, commuting, or exercise. [1]

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Adventure Cycling Association

Adventure Cycling Association is a nonprofit member organization focused on travel by bicycle.

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Adventure Cycling Route Network

The Adventure Cycling Route Network, developed by Adventure Cycling Association since 1974, comprises 46,846 miles of routes for bicycle touring in the U.S. and Canada and is the largest such network in North America.

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Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker.

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Algirdas Gurevičius

Algirdas Gurevičius (born 23 August 1985) is a Lithuanian adventurer, touring cyclist and filmmaker.

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Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe (24 May 1933 – 10 November 2009) was a touring cyclist, author of travel books and former headmistress of Saint Felix School, Southwold.

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Around the world cycling record

The Guinness World Record (GWR) for fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle is awarded for completing a continuous journey around the globe by bicycle and other means, consisting of a minimum 29,000 km in total distance cycled.

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Astoria, Oregon

Astoria is a port city and the seat of Clatsop County, Oregon, United States.

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Audax (cycling)

Audax is a cycling sport in which participants attempt to cycle long distances within a pre-defined time limit.

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Australian dollar

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Bed and breakfast

A bed and breakfast (typically shortened to B&B or BnB) is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bicycle Ride Across Georgia

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) is an annual road-cycling tour across the US state of Georgia.

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Bicycle safety

Bicycle safety is the use of road traffic safety practices to reduce risk associated with cycling.

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Bicycle tire

A bicycle tire is a tire that fits on the wheel of a bicycle, unicycle, tricycle, quadracycle, bicycle trailer, or trailer bike.

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Bicycle trailer

A bicycle trailer is a motorless wheeled frame with a hitch system for transporting cargo by bicycle.

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Bike boom

The term "bike boom" or "bicycle craze" refers to any of several specific historic periods marked by increased bicycle enthusiasm, popularity, and sales.

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Bikecentennial '76 was an event consisting of a series of bicycle tours on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail across the United States in the summer of 1976 in commemoration of the bicentennial of America's Declaration of Independence.

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Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Bivouac shelter

A bivouac shelter is any of a variety of improvised camp site or shelter that is usually of a temporary nature, used especially by soldiers, persons engaged in scouting and mountain climbing.

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Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, 47 miles (75 km) south of London.

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Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent.

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Carolyn Keene

Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate.

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Century ride

A century ride is a road cycling ride of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a cycling club-sponsored event.

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Challenge riding

Challenge riding is a form of cycling where the riders challenge themselves rather than each other.

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Cycle sport

Cycle sport is competitive physical activity using bicycles.

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Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.

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Cycling infrastructure

Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.

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Cycling UK

Cycling UK is a brand name of the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC), which is a charitable membership organisation supporting cyclists and promoting bicycle use.

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The Kingdom of Dahomey was an African kingdom (located within the area of the present-day country of Benin) that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire.

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Dandy horse

The dandy horse is a human-powered vehicle that, being the first means of transport to make use of the two-wheeler principle, is regarded as the forerunner of the bicycle.

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A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination or visitor attraction from his/her home and returns home on the same day.

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Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years.

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Developing country

A developing country (or a low and middle income country (LMIC), less developed country, less economically developed country (LEDC), underdeveloped country) is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries.

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Eric Newby

George Eric Newby CBE MC (6 December 1919 – 20 October 2006) was an English travel author.

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Essex is a county in the East of England.

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EuroVelo is a network of long-distance cycling routes (currently 14) criss-crossing Europe, in various stages of completion.

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Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism.

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Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, United States, is a large urban park consisting of of public grounds.

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Great Victorian Bike Ride

The Great Victorian Bike Ride, commonly known as The Great Vic, is a non-competitive fully supported eight- or nine-day annual bicycle touring event organised by Bicycle Network.

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Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa.

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells.

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Heinz Stücke

Heinz Stücke (born 11 January 1940) is a German traveller, vagabond, and long-distance touring cyclist from Hövelhof, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Herald Sun

The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.

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Hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen.

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A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis.

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Ian Hibell

Ian Hibell (6 January 1934England & Wales Birth Register Index, Ian H Hibell; Jan/Feb/Mar 1934; Mothers Maiden Name: Reddington Samuels; Registration district: Epsom; Volume: 2a; Page: 37 – 23 August 2008) was a cyclist who spent nearly 40 years bicycling in various parts of the world, accomplishing many firsts in cycling.

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Ivan Illich

Ivan Illich (4 September 1926 – 2 December 2002) was a Croatian-Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest, and critic of the institutions of modern Western culture, who addressed contemporary practices in education, medicine, work, energy use, transportation, and economic development.

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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.

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John Foster Fraser

Sir John Foster Fraser (13 June 1868 – 7 July 1936) was a Scottish travel author.

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John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright.

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Knickerbockers (clothing)

Knickerbockers or knickers are a form of men's or boys' baggy-kneed trousers particularly popular in the early 20th century United States.

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League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is a non-profit membership organization which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education.

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Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and formerly all of Sussex.

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase.

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Long-distance cycling route

Long-distance cycling routes are designated cycling routes in various countries around the world for bicycle tourism.

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Low rider bicycle luggage carrier

A low rider is type of luggage carrier for bicycles on which luggage can be carried with a low center of gravity.

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Lower middle class

In developed nations across the world, the lower middle class is a sub-division of the greater middle class.

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Luggage carrier

A luggage carrier, also commonly called a rack, is a device attached to a bicycle to which cargo or panniers can be attached.

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Mark Beaumont

Mark Ian Macleod Beaumont BEM (born 1 January 1983) is a record-breaking long-distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author.

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Mikael Strandberg

Mikael Strandberg (born February 15, 1962) is a Swedish explorer, filmmaker and writer.

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Mixed terrain cycle touring

Mixed terrain cycle touring, nicknamed "rough riding" in North America and "rough stuff" in Europe, involves cycling over a variety of surfaces and topography on a single route, with a single bicycle.

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories

The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories is the long-running "main" Nancy Drew series, published between 1930 and 2003, under the pen name Carolyn Keene.

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National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network (NCN) is the national cycling route network of the United Kingdom, which was established to encourage cycling throughout Britain, as well as for the purposes of bicycle touring.

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National cycling route network

A national cycling route network is a nationwide network of designated long-distance cycling routes found in various countries around the world for the purposes of bicycle tourism.

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National Route 40 (Argentina)

National Route 40, also known as RN40 or "Ruta 40", is a route in western Argentina, stretching from Punta Loyola near Rio Gallegos in Santa Cruz Province in the south to La Quiaca in Jujuy Province in the north.

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New Woman

The New Woman was a feminist ideal that emerged in the late nineteenth century and had a profound influence on feminism well into the twentieth century.

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Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States.

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News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.

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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail

The Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail (PCBT) is a 2,500-mile-long, road-based bicycle touring route from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

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A pannier is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of a beast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle.

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Paul de Vivie

Paul de Vivie, who wrote as Vélocio (April 29, 1853 – February 27, 1930), was publisher of Le Cycliste, a developer and early champion of derailleur gears, and father of French bicycle touring and randonneuring.

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Pension (lodging)

A pension is a type of guest house or boarding house.

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Putney is a district in south-west London, England in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

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RAGBRAI is an acronym and registered trademark for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, which is a non-competitive bicycle ride organized by The Des Moines Register, which goes across the U.S. state of Iowa from west to east, that draws recreational riders from across the United States and many foreign countries.

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Rail trail

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling.

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Randonneuring (also known as Audax in the UK, Australia and Brazil) is a long-distance cycling sport with its origins in audax cycling.

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Recumbent bicycle

A recumbent bicycle is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position.

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Republic of Upper Volta

The Republic of Upper Volta (République de Haute-Volta), now Burkina Faso, was a landlocked West African country established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community.

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Road bicycle

The term road bicycle is used to describe bicycles built for traveling at speed on paved roads.

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Rob Lilwall

Rob Lilwall (born 1976) is a British-born adventurer, author and motivational speaker.

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Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 40,302, at the confluence of the rivers Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.

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A stagecoach is a four-wheeled public coach used to carry paying passengers and light packages on journeys long enough to need a change of horses.

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The Sudetenland (Czech and Sudety; Kraj Sudecki) is the historical German name for the northern, southern, and western areas of former Czechoslovakia which were inhabited primarily by Sudeten Germans.

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Sustrans is a UK sustainable transport charity.

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A tent is a shelter consisting of sheets of fabric or other material draped over, attached to a frame of poles or attached to a supporting rope.

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The Bike Tour Mystery

The Bike Tour Mystery (2002), by Carolyn Keene, is the 168th volume in the now ended Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.

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The History of Mr Polly

The History of Mr.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance is an early comic novel by H. G. Wells about an August 1895 cycling holiday, somewhat in the style of Three Men in a Boat.

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Thomas Stevens (cyclist)

Thomas Stevens (born 24 December 1854, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, died London, 24 January 1935, aged 80) was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle.

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Touring bicycle

A touring bicycle is a bicycle designed or modified to handle bicycle touring.

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Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

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Trail riding

Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorised traffic.

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Utility cycling

Utility cycling encompasses any cycling done simply as a means of transport rather than as a sport or leisure activity.

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Victorian dress reform

Victorian dress reform was an objective of the Victorian dress reform movement (also known as the rational dress movement) of the middle and late Victorian era, comprising various reformers who proposed, designed, and wore clothing considered more practical and comfortable than the fashions of the time.

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Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yorktown, Virginia

Yorktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Virginia, United States.

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