Amelia Earhart: American Giant
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This cache is placed to honor the life and accomplishment of Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer who embodies the spirit of adventure.
Seek cache just off crushed rock path in Minnetonka's Big Willow Park. Many excellent caches in the area!
Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the world-famous Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.” --Amelia Earhart
Park at the small lot at N 44° 56.588 W 93° 26.061, directly across from the strip mall on Minnetonka Boulevard.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum