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Fly By Sunday


In 1930, it was not uncommon for North Dakotans to hear airplanes flying overhead. But having one land was still a matter of interest, and on this date, it was reported that an airplane, which landed in Sharon, North Dakota, was a cause of intense curiosity-perhaps even more so, as the unexpected roar of the motor came on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

The arrival caused just the hoopla the two aviators, Mr. Osserhouse and Mr. Wilson, needed; they were actually instructors, soliciting students for their new flight schools in Stanton and Regent. And although they were only in town for a short time, they managed to give a few lessons-and even more free rides.

Surely the time just flew by.

Dakota Datebook written by Sarah Walker

The Sharon Reporter, September 26, 1930, p.1