Archive for January 1st, 2011

Martyrs of Aviation

January 1, 2011

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) Jan 1, 1911

Washington Post – Jan 1, 1911

The deaths of Hoxsey and Moisant were headline news  in many newspapers on New Year’s Day, 1911.

Also from the Washington Post of Jan 1, 1911. These are the aviation deaths that occurred in 1910. The newspaper also had deaths listed for 1909 and 1908.

The Lincoln Evening News – Jan 2, 1911

Higher Education = Aviation taught in schools.

For those armchair aviators,  The Daily Review also printed this crafty little contraption in their paper:


What it should look like —

How to build it —

The pieces — Click images to enlarge —

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) Jan 1, 1911


There is no sport equal to that which aviators enjoy while being carried through the air on great white wings.

— Wilbur Wright, 1905.


“Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds towards heaven :— That is by letters written with their quills.”

— Leonardo da Vinci, English translation by Edward McCurdy

Quotes from Great Aviation Quotes

Welcome, ‘Ninety-six!

January 1, 2011

Our Home News and Interests.

The deep-toned bell, on the M.E. church,
In sweetest tones, was ringing
The old year out and the new year in
And the choir sweet songs were singing
While the gay, young girls,
In their frills and curls,
To Leap-Year joys were winging
Their fancy’s flight
To the giddy hight
Their hopes each one was bringing.

Welcome, ‘Ninety-six.

“All Hail,” the sprightly maidens shout,
Who long have lacked a beau,
“We now can take the fellows out
Whene’er we wish to go —
To skating park, to church or ball,
Where youngsters like to mix” —
In joyous accents comes from all
To welcome ‘Ninety-six.

“All Hail,” the thousands unemployed
in chorus join and sing;
“We long have felt an aching void
And hope that you will bring
An antidote — we’ll cast our vote
For those devoid of tricks —
The G.O.P. will surely be
Ahead in ‘Ninety-six.

Milford Mail (Milford, Iowa) Jan 2, 1896