Art Smith: Pioneer Aviator

Art Smith: Pioneer Aviator

by Rachel Sherwood Roberts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786416462
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/16/2003
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Rachel Sherwood Roberts also wrote Crisis at Pemberton Dike in 1984 and Auburn Is A Dancing Lady in 1999. Her work has appeared in regional and national publications. For fifteen years, Roberts wrote the “View and Review” column for the Evening Star in Auburn, Indiana. She has written a number of cover stories for Traces of Indiana including one about Art Smith (fall, 1998). Roberts lives in Auburn.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Preface 1



1 Blue Skies—1909 5

2 The Mortgage—1910 12

3 The “Smash-up Kid”—1910 22

4 The Birdboy—1910 28

5 Midwestern Flights—1911 34

6 New Heights—1911 41

7 Not on Calhoun Street—1912 48

8 Elopement—1912 55

9 Hometown Celebrity—1913 63

10 Fame—1913–1914 70

11 The San Francisco Exposition—1915 77

12 King of the Air—1915 85

13 San Diego, Other Towns, and Headlines—1915 95

14 A Celebrity in Japan—1916 106

15 Scandal, Surgery, and Business—1916–1917 120

16 A Second Trip to Japan—1917 125

17 World War I and Military Preparedness—1917–1921 134

18 The Mail Service and Ohio Lights—1921–1926 141

19 Tributes—1926–1928 146

20 Smith Field and Beyond—1926 to the Present 154

21 An Unknown Love—1995 161

22 Letters—1923–1926 166

23 A Final Word 188



Notes 191

Bibliography 205

Index 207

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