REAL ESTATE: New History for Old

In the roaring '203 Roosevelt Field, only 20 miles from Manhattan's Times Square, was America's "Cradle of Aviation." There one rainy dawn in May, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh took off for Paris; within the next 40 days Clarence Chamberlin set out for Berlin and Richard Evelyn Byrd took off for the Continent, landing in the French surf. Roosevelt saw Wiley Post and Harold Gatty fly off in the Winnie Mae one June day in 1931, return eight days, 15 hours, 51 minutes later, having set a new round-the-world mark; seven...

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