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April 25, 2011

 

Blanche Stuart Scott, plane, edit

Tomboy Of The Air

Before taking to the skies, Blanche Stuart Scott was renowned as the first woman to drive an automobile from coast to coast.

September 28, 2009

 

From Indiana to Israel, by way of Tahiti

The material legacy of the world-renowned composer of West Side Story and Candide has an Indiana home.

August 3, 2009

 

Astronauts’ Cradle

Neil Armstrong’s history-making voyage 250,000 miles from home began two decades earlier with the 220-mile trip from Wapakoneta, Ohio to West Lafayette.

September 24, 2007

 

“Doc” Counsilman

When considering people with Indiana ties who hold a record for having crossed a body of water, Amelia Earhart’s is one name that comes up. The first woman to make a trans-Atlantic trip by plane taught for a time at Purdue, which also financed the Lockheed Electra in which the aviatrix ultimately vanished.

September 10, 2007

 

Amelia Earhart and Purdue

The year after Charles Lindbergh made the first flight across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart followed suit. Although she’d had a pilot’s license for five years by 1928, Earhart lacked the training necessary to fly the plane herself during that maiden voyage; but made history nonetheless as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger.

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