Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. This dogwood tree grows at her birthplace in Atchison, Kansas.
Dig into history
Amelia Earhart Birth Place Museum
She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean! She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the forming The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1937, while trying to circumnavigate the globe in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.Read More