Asheville’s ambitious aviatrix

“ ‘Girl Plans Solo Paris Hop as Shopping Trip,’ the Brooklyn Daily Eagle trumpeted, detailing [Uva Shipman] Minners’ hopes of becoming the first woman to make a trans-Atlantic solo flight. (Another rising aviation star, Amelia Earhart, would beat her to the feat a few months later, leading Minners to abandon the gambit.)”

— From “The little-known story of Asheville’s pioneering aviatrix” in Mountain Xpress (Feb. 22, 2020)

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