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AZ Speaks: Flying through Arizona: The Story of the First National Women’s Air Race

AZ Speaks: Flying through Arizona: The Story of the First National Women’s Air Race

In 1929, the first national women’s air race from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland, Ohio passed through Arizona. Stopping in Yuma, Phoenix, and Douglas, the intrepid fliers solidified their determination and sisterhood along these Arizona waypoints. Who were these aviators? What were their planes like in 1929? What challenges did they encounter along the way? And what about that telegram sent to pilot Thea Rasche, “Beware of sabotage”? There is much to explore!

Presented by: Natalie J. Stewart-Smith

This program is made possible by AZ Humanities.

Date:
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Location:
Meeting Room, Agave Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  AZ History and Culture     Arts, Culture and Exhibits  

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