Far-Out Friday: The Great Airship Hoax

WallaceTillinghastOrville and Wilbur Wright had made headlines six years earlier at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with their “flying machine.”  However, from mid December of 1909 to late January 1910, newspapers across the country perpetrated, and later renounced, a farcical tale which came to be called The Great Airship Hoax.

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