August 3, 2014
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”  - Amelia Earhart. 

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”  - Amelia Earhart. 

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July 24, 2014

It’s the birthday of the famous aviator Amelia Earhart, born in Atchison, Kansas (1897). She was photogenic and well-spoken, so the aviation industry used her as a symbol to improve its image and to reassure women that flying was safe. Unfortunately, on her second attempt to fly around the globe she disappeared in the central Pacific, somewhere near the international dateline.

It’s also the birthday of Zelda Fitzgerald, born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama (1900). She married F. Scott Fitzgerald and they became symbols of the Jazz Age.

July 2, 2014
July 2, 1937

Last heard from somewhere over the Pacific.

With “just one more good flight left”

in her system, flying around the world,

Electra, 1000 feet, “we cannot see you.”

Finally, “We are running north and south.”

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December 20, 2012
Wondering what a feminist icon living in the earlier half of the 1900′s thought about love and marriage? Check out the document above, a letter from Amelia Earhart to her future husband George Putnam.
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Amelia Earhart says goodbye to her husband George Palmer Putnamin Miami prior to her departure on June 1, 1937.

Wondering what a feminist icon living in the earlier half of the 1900′s thought about love and marriage? Check out the document above, a letter from Amelia Earhart to her future husband George Putnam.

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Amelia Earhart says goodbye to her husband George Palmer Putnam
in Miami prior to her departure on June 1, 1937.

July 2, 2012
It was 75 years ago today,that Amelia Earhart was last heard from, somewhere over the Pacific.
She and her navigator had set off in May from Miami to fly around the world in a Lockheed Electra.

"I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it."

They had landed in New Guinea - an area that was not accurately mapped - and the U.S. Coast Guard ships were in place to help guide them to their next stop, the tiny Howland Island.
They left in poor weather. Her last two transmissions were:
"We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet."
and, about an hour later,
"We are running north and south."
Despite President Roosevelt sending nine ships and 66 aircraft to search for the downed plane, it has never been found. Mystery and myth still surrounds her death. A new search team will use robotic submarines this summer search the waters where they think the Electra went down.

It was 75 years ago today,that Amelia Earhart was last heard from, somewhere over the Pacific.

She and her navigator had set off in May from Miami to fly around the world in a Lockheed Electra.

"I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it."

They had landed in New Guinea - an area that was not accurately mapped - and the U.S. Coast Guard ships were in place to help guide them to their next stop, the tiny Howland Island.

They left in poor weather. Her last two transmissions were:

"We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet."

and, about an hour later,

"We are running north and south."

Despite President Roosevelt sending nine ships and 66 aircraft to search for the downed plane, it has never been found. Mystery and myth still surrounds her death. A new search team will use robotic submarines this summer search the waters where they think the Electra went down.

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July 2, 2012
Amelia with her Electra

Amelia with her Electra

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