Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Glendale History: Amelia Earhart in Glendale

With a new film about the life of Amelia Earhart scheduled to hit theaters in October, we thought it might be a nice time to post photographs of the aviation pioneer from the Glendale Public Library's Special Collections. Once a week (give or take), we'll be posting a new photograph featuring Amelia, her planes, and her associates on the Library's Flickr site.

Earhart's link to Glendale history dates back even before the city's Grand Central Air Terminal became one of Southern California's most important early airports. While the official grand opening of Grand Central took place in 1929, Earhart had been flying her Kinner Airster out of Glendale in the early 1920s.

Additional materials about Ameila Earhart and Grand Central Air Terminal can be found at the Glendale Public Library.

A nice history of the Grand Central Air Terminal is also available on the Glendale City website (click here to access the site).

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