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TCNW 484: Battle of Chateau Thierry Update

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:18:02

I covered this topic on last weeks episode but I asked for help from those who had better information. Well, thanks to James Middelton we now all have better information about the Battle of Chateau Thierry.

Remember that Andy made Barney think that General Perishing rode in the sidecar and that the motorcycle was a historical object by burning the following into a piece of wood and putting it under the sidecar seat:

First motorcycle to cross the Marne River-Battle of Chateau Thierry, 6/12/18. Passenger: Black Jack Perishing. Driver: Corporal Nate Jackson, A.E.F.”

James provided information that makes the June 12th date seem plausible so we’ll hear all about that in this episode.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “Barbara Perry.”

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Two Chairs No Waiting

Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:24:13

First motorcycle to cross the Marne River-Battle of Chateau Thierry, 6/12/18. Passenger: Black Jack Perishing. Driver: Corporal Nate Jackson, A.E.F.”

Last week marked the Centennial, 100 year, anniversary of when Andy Taylor said General Black Jack Perishing rode in his sidecar connected to the first motorcycle to cross the Marne River—Battle of Château Thierry.

The problem is, it seems the Battle of Château Thierry didn’t occur until July 18, 1918. Folks could never get away with getting a date wrong in the Internet age but back in January 1964, when the episode “Barney’s Sidcar” originally aired, I guess it was easier. I am surprised that in all my years talking about Mayberry, I don’t remember anyone pointing out the date of the battle wasn’t correct.

Then I find out the Harley Davison motorcycle that Perishing was in the sidecar of was a 1927 Harley-Davidson JD. As Floyd might say, “OH! Then he COULDN’T have ridden it across a river in 1918….but it’s HOT!”

So for now, the case is as open as it ever was.

Bonus: This week’s installment of This Week in Mayberry History by Randy Turner featuring “Jack Albertson.”

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