. . . starts his long journey 
Petty in gray suit is
photographed at a
in Lakeside during
the summer of 1910.
There is no evidence
of him walking east
of San Diego County
the previous year.
Diego Sun, May 1, 1909
F. Petty, 'The Tramp Photographer,' left this morning on his walk from
which he will boast for his city especially, but also for all
has a husky
team of horses and a covered wagon with all the necessary paraphernalia
for such a trip. But, he had
vowed not to ride a moment in the vehicle unless he absolutely had to
for some unforeseen reason. In it will travel Captain
McDowell and his wife and baby.
came to San Diego [in 1894] and he was then pronounced incurably with
tuberculosis. But he recovered after a life entirely out of doors
in San Diego.
At the time of his departure, he was suffering from 'nervous
paralysis' and it was because of this trouble that he took his walk from
coast to coast.
will take photographs on the way and will use them in his
lectures. Until June 1 he will be in this county. Today he
traveled to Tia Juana, there to get pictures on the border.
has a good letter of recommendation from the Rev. W. E. Crabtree.
His Itinerary in ths county is as follows: Tia Juana, El Cajon, Santee,
Lakeside, Bostonia, Jamacha, Campo, Ramona, Mesa Grande, Warner's,
Escondido and Pala."