Mrs. Dixie Takes to the Air

"On a Sunday in March of 1924 I flew over Terminus Beach with Mr. Emmett Tanner from San Francisco in a WWI double winged plane, and he did seven different stunts." - Dixie Clarkson Ballew

Mrs Dixie Takes to the Air

Taken from the personal handwritten notes of Dixie Clarkson Ballew who moved to Lemon Cove as a small child in 1904.

Dixie Clarkson Ballew with Mr. Emmett Tanner, March 1924.

"On a Sunday in March of 1924 I flew over Terminus Beach with Mr. Emmett Tanner from San Francisco in a WWI double winged plane, and he did seven different stunts with it for the few hundred people at the beach to watch. He was a friend of the Charles E. Goodales. Their son, Earl Goodale had planned on going up with him, but was sick so I was asked to do the stunts with him. The most exciting was the barrel roll. As we rolled over and over, our belts didn't even get tight. The only time I knew we were upside down I could see the sun. What a thrill!"

Mr. Emmett Tanner's Biplane at Terminus Beach, March 1924.

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