Aeronauts to Aviators: Pennsylvanians and Flight, 1784-1950

Millions of us have used the airplane to earn a living, to travel from place to place or simply to amuse ourselves. Among twentieth-century innovations, the airplane has most dramatically changed the way we think about time and distance; people now consider transcontinental or transoceanic journeys in terms of hours rather than days or weeks. The airplane is a familiar technology. Yet historians...
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Letters to the Editor

Wild Side As a regular subscriber, I read with great interest the article by Susan Oyama entitled “A Walk on the Wild Side: Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Creek” in the fall 1993 edition. I was excited to find in this article an account of my ancestor John Wise’s death in 1803! We knew he had drowned in the mill stream, but had no other details. Hildegarde P. Wise...
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