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Harrison ... Did You know?

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Did you know that aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was once a resident of Harrison.

Earhart moved to Harrison in 1931 shortly after marrying Rye native George Palmer Putnam , a renowned publisher in his day.

Shortly after moving to Harrison, Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. Two years later she piloted her own plane across the Atlantic making her the first female to do so.

Earhart attempted to fly a plane around the world in 1937 but disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Her case remains unsolved. A monument to Earhart's memory and accomplishments sits in Station Park downtown by the Municipal Building.

This "Did You Know" came from www.westchesterarchives.com .

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