Category Archives: History

France’s Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Cara Giaimo The statue – made by the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty – paid tribute to a flock of 19th-century war heroes.

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How a WWI Blimp Pump Made My Day

Source: The Cape Cod Chronicle – capecodchronicle.com By: Dan Broderick It’s really interesting, even intriguing, how things (they are called gifts if we want them, or other unusual words, if we don’t) end up in a museum.

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100 Years Ago, Balloon Men Tamed the Skies Over Fritch’s Lake

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price One of the lesser-known stories of World War I is the naval invasion of Fritch’s Lake. The Suffield Township pond, named for Portage County settlers John and Mary Fritch, served … Continue reading

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The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Natasha Frost The Hindenburg’s fattened ducklings and caviar were essentially German propaganda.

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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading

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