The James County Historical Society will meet Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2:30pm in the Ooltewah United Methodist Church for an unusual meeting.
Kathy Chastain has secured a speaker who will take Old Jim County into the Age of Flight.
The program will be about the flight of the Vin Fiz, the first transcontinental airplane flight from New York to California in 1911.
Steve Robinson, the grandson of a member of the support team will be our speaker. He will also explain the East Tennessee connection. Steve is a resident of Signal Mountain.
In 1911 William Randolph Hearst offered a prize of $50,000 to anyone who could fly an aircraft from New York to Los Angeles. Our speaker will re-tell the account of that pioneering and historic event.
Everyone is invited and there is no charge
The James County Historical Society has lost many of its “old-timer” members and reduced the number of meetings to only four (4) per year.
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For info contact:
David Y Copeland
(423) 238-5621 ext 12