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First Wisconsin Aviator-A.P. Warner


Color postcard depicting Arthur Pratt Warner of Beloit flying his Curtiss Pusher for the first time, November 4, 1909. Warner was the first person in Wisconsin to fly; he was also the first private individual in the country to purchase an airplane. The plane arrived in Beloit disassembled and not only did Warner have to put the plane together without instruction, but he also had to teach himself to fly. A historic marker near Beloit indicates where this first flight took place. (The red color of the wings is thanks to the artist's imagination.)


Image ID: 11576

Creation Date: 1909-11-04 

Creator Name: E.C. Kropp Co.

City: Beloit

County: Rock

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Warner, Arthur Pratt, 1870-1958 : Papers, ca. 1906-1958

Genre: Postcard

Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical

Original Format Number: PH 3053

Original Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 inches


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