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Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1921
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Media: 16mm film
Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.
Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.
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.
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He was a master mechanic who built his own airplane, and he also worked for a Mr. Jones who owned an airplane hanger in Old Orchard Beach.
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The reason they made dark colors is so that airplanes could not spot the cars. Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Back then…
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by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.
by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II
by Darrin MC Mclellan
Stories of growing up Downeast