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Kansas City's First Flight
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TitleKansas City's First Flight
AbstractIllustration and article about the first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City--on December 24, 1909 in Overland Park, Kansas--promoted William Strang, "or W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner, and Charles K. Hamilton [or Charles Hamilton], a daredevil mechanic." Various other information on Strang about his operations as a real estate developer, early motion picture producer, and suburban trolley or railroad builder recruiting pilot Hamilton from Saint Joseph, Missouri to promote his suburban developments in Overland Park.
NotesPage 24: "The site chosen for the event was a plot Strang owned near 79th and Floyd, followed later by an airstrip that ran south of 834d Street along Robinson. Hamilton put his airplane together in a dance hall owned by Strang."
AuthorJim Edward Ladesich
SourceKansas City Magazine
Locationq330.9778 K16
Local SubjectStrang, William B., Jr.
Air Shows
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID119620
CONTENTdm number17909
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