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Amelia Earhart Was Married Here: Little known details of famous aviator's wedding day

Overview

Most accounts of Amelia Earhart's life barely mention her wedding, except to say she got married-reluctantly. The 2009 movie "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank, shows her getting married outside, despite the early February date.

Excerpt from Amelia Earhart Was Married Here: Mary Anderson, Curator of the Noank Historical Society, confirmed what my breakfast companion Barbara told me-that Earhart was secretly married in a simple civil ceremony in the square, flat-roofed house I found...

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Overview

Most accounts of Amelia Earhart's life barely mention her wedding, except to say she got married-reluctantly. The 2009 movie "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank, shows her getting married outside, despite the early February date.

Excerpt from Amelia Earhart Was Married Here: Mary Anderson, Curator of the Noank Historical Society, confirmed what my breakfast companion Barbara told me-that Earhart was secretly married in a simple civil ceremony in the square, flat-roofed house I found on Church Street. Learning I was including this information in a book about the area, Mary said, "You tell everybody that the wedding scene portrayed in the movie [Amelia] is inaccurate. My husband's grandfather, the Groton probate judge, performed the ceremony, and my father-in-law, Robert Anderson, a young Noank lawyer at the time, attended as a witness. When the judge congratulated her after the ceremony, calling her Mrs. Putnam, she replied, 'Please sir, I prefer Miss Earhart.'"

Note: This booklet, Amelia Earhart Was Married Here, is an excerpt from the book, Mystic Seafarer's Trail. If you already purchased the Mystic Seafarer's Trail, you do not need to purchase Amelia Earhart Was Married Here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964940369
  • Publisher: Saunders Books
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Pages: 38
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and speaker living in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband and hound. She works as a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport and is a member of the Mystic River Historical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and a winner of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Gold Medallion. She is the Congenital CMV Foundation parent representative working to prevent the leading viral cause of birth defects-congenital cytomegalovirus.
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