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Focus on History: Beech-Nut sponsored Earhart flights

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With yet another dead end in the search for what happened to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, it is worth noting that Beech-Nut Packing Co., then based in Canajoharie, was one of her sponsors. Beech-Nut sponsored Earhart’s 1931 cross-country flights in the Pitcairn Auto Gyro. The craft combined features of an airplane and a helicopter. Earhart is pictured in the cockpit of the auto gyro bearing a Beech-Nut logo in a photo at Canajoharie’s Arkell Museum. Beech-Nut ...


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