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Fred Roos presented the story of the aeronautical activities the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair --the first time in history that a m*** flying contest had been organized and conducted! The unprecedented amount of $200,000 was appropriated for aeronautic events, of which $100,000 was to be for a Grand Prize “for aeronautic achievement considerably beyond anything yet attained!” This Grand Prize Contest was open to airships and “flying machines” of any description. During the course of the aeronautic events, numerous flights were made by various airships, kites and balloons were flown and launched, and glider demonstration flights were made. The Wright brothers, who had made their first flights at Kitty Hawk just a few months earlier, toured the Fairgrounds in February 1904, and concluded that a flight to win the Grand Prize Contest was unachievable. This proved true; the $100,000 Grand Prize remained unclaimed! (Hits: 7283)

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