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Archive for Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

September 10, 2008

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 10, 1908: "From Washington comes word that Orville Wright broke all former aeroplane records this morning by remaining in the air 57 minutes and 31 seconds. His average speed was 38 miles an hour and his aeroplane worked perfectly. It once got as high as 120 feet and it was landed without incident or injury. It was considered one of the most successful flights in world history and crowds were wildly enthusiastic."

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