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Amelia Earhart

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 06:06:04
Category: / Science & Technology / Astronomy
Length: 2 pages (665 words)
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. While growing up, she was a real tomboy and very daring. She would climb trees with the boys, ride sleds really fast, hunt with a .22 rifle, and other types of things that little girls didn't do in the early 1900s. She didn't want to be stopped from doing things that people thought only men could do. She even kept a scrapbook of newspaper articles about women …
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…or the island and they only had a 1/2 hour of fuel left. A little later, they lost radio contact. The U.S. Navy searched over 250,000 square miles of ocean, but they found nothing of her plane. What happened to her still remains a mystery. A lighthouse was built on Howland Island in her memory. She will always be remembered for her courage and her fight to prove that women could do anything that men could.
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