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1910 Walter Brookins airplane flight...



Item # 676437

September 29, 1910

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 29, 1910

* Aviation pioneer Walter Brookins - Wright brothers
* 1st airplane flight from Chicago to Springfield


The top of the front page has a three column headline: "BROOKINS FLIES 75 MILES IN ATTEMPT TO WIN $10,000 PRIZE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 12 pages, two small library stamps within the masthead, some small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Walter Richard Brookins (July 11, 1889 – April 29, 1953) was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers for their exhibition team. On 29 September 1910, Brookins piloted the first flight from Chicago, IL, to Springfield, IL. For this flight he was awarded $10,000.


Category: The 20th Century