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 11 
 on: July 29, 2022, 11:48:20 AM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Don White
And if we're going to correct spelling errors, it's Statuary Hall, not Statutory Hall (an understandable confusion).

Don

 12 
 on: July 29, 2022, 07:23:17 AM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Ugh...my bad. 


 13 
 on: July 28, 2022, 04:36:00 PM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Jeff Lange
Well, if we're into spelling precision, let's be sure to associate Jefferson Davis with Mississippi (MS) and not Michigan (MI).  :D

Yeah- I was wondering WHY my state of Michigan would be honoring the president of the Confederate States of America!

 14 
 on: July 28, 2022, 04:13:18 PM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Bruce Thomas
Well, if we're into spelling precision, let's be sure to associate Jefferson Davis with Mississippi (MS) and not Michigan (MI).  :D

 15 
 on: July 28, 2022, 07:02:46 AM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Thanks Randy but this belongs in News, Views, etc.
BTW, my name is Gillespie, not Gillepsie. It was Gillespy until about 1800.  The original Scots Gaelic spelling was Ghillespuig.

States get to choose who they want honored with a statue in the Capitol.
Amelia joins such notables as John C. Calhoun (SC), Jefferson Davis (MI), and Huey Long (LA).
It's all political.  Earhart is great for Kansas tourism.

 16 
 on: July 27, 2022, 09:00:57 PM 
Started by Randy Conrad - Last post by Randy Conrad
Thought this would bring a smile to all you Tighar researchers out there. As I was watching this I thought about the long research and expedition hours spent on Niku and the dedication by those of you who have given to this project. Let us not forget our own captain, Ric Gillespie for all the long days and nights he has spent keeping this project afloat and the knowledge that Amelia has landed and she is on Niku. Thanks Ric!!! (CLAPPING & APPLAUSE). In the video Congressman Jerry Moran from Kansas who is a friend of mine made a comment about Amelia having a belt buckle with a sunflower on it. Is there anyone with knowledge on this particular buckle? Again thanks to Ric, Pat, and those of you who have supported this project for many years. As a Kansan it makes me smile for Amelia and the respect, honor, and dedication she received by the unveiling of her bronze statue in the U. S  Capitol in Statutory Hall! It's about time!!!


https://youtu.be/akHPzTuTsKk

 17 
 on: July 12, 2022, 09:35:14 AM 
Started by Matt Revington - Last post by Matt Revington

An article from the local paper in Blackwell OK.  Just another anecdote from the life of a celebrity
https://www.blackwelljournaltribune.net/articles/12463/view

"The hotel no doubt was an iconic piece of Blackwell history, and anybody who’s anybody will tell you about it’s most famous guest: doomed aviator Amelia Earhat.

Amelia Earhart did, in-fact, stay at the Larkin in January 1937.

On her last flight across the nation on her way to California before beginning her headline-grabbing flight around the world, Earhart landed in Blackwell to fix her airplane. She was staying at the Larkin, which had opened in the 1920’s and was now the central hub of Blackwell.

Earhart had rented a car, and was soon stopped for speeding, a prank set up by her husband George Putnam with Blackwell Police Officer Hiram Ragan.

Putnam was quite the scamp, and the two had an open marriage as to not “restrict work or play” for one another, but that’s neither here nor there.

Earhart was arrested for going over 30 miles over the speed limit, and the judge was called in who proceeded to make Earhart pay a whopping $3.50 in fees and fines. The judge, unlike Officer Ragan, was not in on the joke nor on her identity.

When the Blackwell Mayor arrived, he was mortified to find out Earhart had been treated so harshly, and her money was returned to her. To make amends, a banquet was held that night at the Larkin where Earhart was granted the Key to the City. According to the photo, the key back in the 1930’s was substantially larger than the small golden bottle-opened the City of Blackwell gives out today.

Some 3,000 estimated fans showed up to greet Earhart, who signed autographs for several hours before retiring to her room for the night. She promised them that if they left their books and articles to be signed, she would do it before she left at 5 a.m. the next day.

Six months later, when her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean, the Blackwell Morning Tribune and Blackwell Daily Journal would chronicle the search for the missing aviator with bold headlines streaking across the front page until the search would soon diminish into a blurb or column here or there."

 18 
 on: July 06, 2022, 04:06:38 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Don White
Ol' Vernon didn't waste any time!

Lindbergh was someone the entire country -- the world -- could welcome as a hero at that time. It is difficult to think of anyone since then who had such universal appeal -- maybe the first batch of astronauts. This was what Amelia and George wanted for her, and nearly got.

 19 
 on: July 06, 2022, 08:16:53 AM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Ric Gillespie

Vernon Dalhart's recording was made on May 21, 1927.


The day Lindbergh landed in Paris.

 20 
 on: July 05, 2022, 11:16:41 PM 
Started by Ric Gillespie - Last post by Karen Hoy
https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000224054/E23282-E23283-The_lost_French_flyers

Vernon Dalhart's recording was made on May 21, 1927.

LTM,
Karen Hoy #2610CR

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