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A Birdman at the Fair

The star attraction of the 1911 Dawes County Fair in Chadron, held September 12-15, was the twice-daily exhibition flights by barnstormer Charles F. Walsh (1877-1912)., a native of California. Walsh, flying a Curtiss biplane, was advertised by the Chadron Journal … Continue reading

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Those Fish Stories

Improbable fishing yarns have been around as long as fish and fishing. The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal in the summer of 1907 reported an escalating series of such tales from Verdigre, Neligh, and Valentine, Nebraska. The News-Journal said: “A few days … Continue reading

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