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The birthplace of Emilia Earhart

by Jan Cobbenhagen - 3 years, 11 months ago

During our visit to Hawaii in the summer of 2013, we saw the monument that was erected in memory of Emila Earhart's last flight. In january 2014 I had to go to Atchinson, Kansas in order to give a lecture at a local college. While walking though the streets, I was surprised to stumble upon the birthplace of Emilia, which now is a museum (unfortunately it was closed). For those not familiar with her achievements: Amelia Earhart was the the first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight in 1932, the first person to fly from Hawaii to the American mainland and the the first person to solo both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


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