The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon’s rich history.
This month: ‘Following Amelia: The Legacy of Oregon’s 99s’. Oregon women have been taking to the skies since the early days of aviation. In 1929, twenty women entered the first women’s cross-country air race, including Oregonian Edith Foltz and Amelia Earhart. Later that year, 99 of the 117 women pilots at the time formed “The Ninety-Nines,” for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. Amelia Earhart became the 99s’ first president. Learn about Amelia Earhart’s visit to Oregon, the 99s who hosted her, and those who joined the group from the 1930s on.
Source: Wilsonville Public Library. 1.10/17