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First airplane at Richland County Fair in Wahpeton, N.D.
First airplane at Richland County Fair in Wahpeton, N.D.
TitleFirst airplane at Richland County Fair in Wahpeton, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1915 and 1930?
DescriptionThis photograph features the first airplane to arrive in Wahpeton. It is shown here from the side. The plane is white with two large wings and a small engine.
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Airplane wings
Airplane propellers
Airplane engines
Fairs
Exhibitions
Personal NameHughes, Robert
Bakken, Marie
Gill, Howard
LocationRichland County (N.D.)
Wahpeton (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
1920-1929
1930-1939
Item NumberRC-65
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original12 x 17 cm
Transcription"This is the first airplane ever to come to Wahpeton. It was brought in the Richland County Fair Assn. as an added attraction in the early 1900s. Mr. Hughes was then secretary of the Assn. and a stipulation of the contract was that $2, 000 be raised locally which Mr. Hughes did speedily. Also proved in the contract was a ride for one person which Mr. Hughes received. Some modification of the plane was necessary before the plane could get off the ground with two passengers. Howard Gill was the pilot, a few years later he was killed. This is the story related to Marie Bakken by Mr. Hughes" Typed on label under photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Repository InstitutionRichland County Historical Society
Repository CollectionRichland County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineRichland County Historical Society (RC-65)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to Richland County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationRichland County Historical Society
Attn: Lois Berndt
P.O. Box 1292
Wahpeton, ND 58074
(701) 642-3075
lmbrnt@702com.net
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2009-2010 NAR10-RC-10062-09
Digital IDdmRC65
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