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Eliza Scidmore was a great traveller. She was also a good writer describing the places and the people of the countries she visited. She was born in 1856 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and died in 1928 in Geneva, Switzerland. She attended college in Ohio and then moved to Washington DC. where she wrote articles about the political society there, in newspapers in New York City and St. Louis, Missouri. She travelled to Alaska and published a collection of magazine articles on that territory and later published the book "Journeys in Alaska". This started her apetite for travel and after Alaska she spent long periods in Asia, particularly in Japan and also in Java, China and India. Eliza Scidmore also become the person responsible for the planting of the Cherry trees in Washington D.C. as a token of friendship from Japan. It is a pity that she has been forgotten over the last years. Her books are very interesting and help us to understand the countries and the culture of the places she enjoyed getting to know so much. A great woman traveller.
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