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The Earhart Gazette
By: Co Karl Ericson D.
Philippines, Age 11


7/24/1897

Amelia Mary Earhart is born on July 24,1897 in Atchison,Kansas.. At the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, 11-year-old Amelia has her first glimpse of an airplane. Amelia's father had reunited his family in Des Moines after he accepted a job with the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Line railroads. Though happy to be with her parents, Amelia misses her grandparents and their grand house in Atchison. Surprisingly, her first sight of this new invention doesn't impress her. She had been reading since the age of five, and was more interested in books and poetry.


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