Keywords: Early flight
Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.
Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.
Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
Around the same time commercial flight was coming into vogue, and that, when added to the other factors spelled disaster for the steamers.
… the result of military and civilian deaths, the flight of men avoiding the draft, and the emigration of young people in search of new opportunities…
… Historical Society & Museum Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was…