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Re: Another ignored NS event

>    This is a bit off the subject, I admit but it illustrates how short
>sighted Nova Scotia is.
>Have you heard of Beryl Markham? She was raised in Kenya and following a
>very interesting youth, became a pilot.  She was a contemporary of the
>people in the movie "Our of Africa".  Anyway she was the FIRST person to
>ever fly solo, nonstop from Abington, England to North America.  East to
>West.  She crashed in a bog on the edge of Cape Breton ISland Sept 5th 1936
>(as near as I can figure out ).

She's moderately famous in the states.  Odd that she's unknown in Canada.

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