Barnstormers Fly In Circles Over Fort Worth

The “This Week in Texas History” column for Wednesday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 20 starts with:  “Hundreds of Cow Towners skipped church on Sunday, May 19, 1929 and slipped out to the municipal airport to give the “Fort Worth” a rousing send-off.”

A mechanic and a West Texas cowboy took off in an overloaded second-hand airplane in pursuit of the world record for continuous flight.  Would they succeed or die trying?

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