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Photo Courtesy Frontier Historical Society
Photo Courtesy Frontier Historical SocietyFlying solo: Carbondale's Harold "Shorty" Pabst congratulates former Glenwood Springs resident Elaine Thomson upon her first successful solo airplane flight on Nov. 26, 1949. Thomson received her flying instruction at the Glenwood Springs Airport with Clyde Davis of Rader Flying Service as her instructor. Her solo flight in the Piper Clipper was noted as quite an achievement for the girl, who turned 16 years old on the day of the flight.

Frontier Diary is on vacation and will return Jan. 25. The Frontier Historical Museum’s winter hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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