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JIM: Report in 1908 of Mr. Sam Lewis and his airship

By Jim

I stumbled across this wee gem while researching another topic and thought it might be of interest to you. It appeared in the December 9, 1908 News in the "Personal" column. -jim
"Mr. Sam Lewis occasionally makes flying trips, being the only owner in town of an airship. He left here Monday morning of last week; went to Nashville, Chattanooga, Mobile and Atlanta, transacting business in all those cities, returning Tuesday night following. He is very fond of navigating the air." - Adair County News
Thanks, Jim: Indeed, this dramatically changes what many of us knew about the history of flight in Adair County. It would be nice to have a photo or other corroboration of the facts in the item - then maybe a historical marker. - CM

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