Feb 28

Barnstorming Over Park Hill

...showing Park Hill, Montclair and Aurora beyond.” Pretty much wide-open prairie land,” noted Applebaum. “Oneida Street and Montview are evident, as well as the historic residences. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Stanley...

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...the historic residences. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Stanley School can be seen at 13th and Quebec...

...Stephen Leonard and Tom Noel provided additional insight. “The original Lowry Field was located near 48th and Dahlia in the 1920s. My guess is that the plane flew from there,” Leonard said. Noel...

    Barnstorming Over Park Hill - Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. (GPHC), est. 1961
    Barnstorming, in which pilots performed loop-the-loops and acrobatic stunts like the one shown here, gained popularity during the Roaring 20s. During the post-World War I era, flying circuses were all the rage after thousands of surplus biplanes (called Jennys) were sold at bargain prices to private owners, helping to awaken America to civil aviation.

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