Amelia Earhart

by Juana from Sanford

Amelia Earhart was a famous flyer that set a lot of records. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but she disappeared when she was flying across the world.

She was born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1897. When she was a little girl she loved to climb trees, collect bugs, and hunt rats. She graduated from high school in Chicago. Then she went to Ogontz School in Rydal, Pa., and Columbia University. Her first job was nurse aide in a military hospital. After being a nurse she learned to fly in California 1921. She was the 16th woman to in the world to get her pilot license. Amelia was the first woman as a passenger to fly across the Atlantic. That's when she met her husband. They got married in 1931. She married to George Palmer Putnam.  Amelia received a reception at the White House.

She wrote 2 books about her adventures, and helped found an organization for females. She became vice president of the NAA. She joined the faculty of Purdue University, and started to design and endorse her own line of woman's clothing.

In 1932 she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but in 1937 after she had gone part of the way her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.

We still remember her for being a great woman that didn't allow anyone to limit her.

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Last edited 6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM

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