| Amelia Earhart Photograph,
When Amelia Earhart moved with her
husband, publisher George Palmer, to Harrison in 1931, she had
already had the distinction of being the first woman to fly across
the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The year after she became a
Westchester resident, she was the first woman to fly solo across
the Atlantic. To honor her historic flight, the town of Harrison
erected a commemorative monument in Station Park.
1937 Earhart attempted to be the first woman to fly around the
world. Unfortunately, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on the
last lap of the journey, her plane disappeared, and the mystery
of what happened remains unsolved.
photograph, of Amelia Earhart with her step-son, David Binnet Palmer,
was taken in her home in Harrison in 1933. She is showing him a
model of the plane in which she flew solo across the Atlantic in
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