Saturday, December 28, 2013

the world’s first aviation meet, St Louis, Missouri, 1923

You wonder if there actually were races like those depicted: what if one plane caught up to another?  The "Veiled Prophet" reference is a local tradition dating back to 1878. "Each December, St. Louis’s prominent members of society gather at the Veiled Prophet Ball, a venue for introducing young ladies, generally in their sophomore year of college, to the St. Louis Community."

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