|C. W. "Speed" Holman's Laird LCR-200, winner of the 1929 Gardner Cup|
This documentcontains 43 pages of Scrapbook material and the original 3-part manuscriptcalled, “The Gardner Trophy Air Races”, written by Terry Bowden in 1994. The first two parts of this work becamepublished in “American Aviation Historical Journal”, Fall/Winter 2007.
August 24,1929 was an interesting day at Parks Airport. On this day, female participants in the 1929 Transcontinental Women’sAir Derby landed for an overnight stop at Parks Airport. This document contains 23 pages of related Scrapbookmaterial and a listing of the Air Derby Race Results, compiled by Terry Bowdenin 1990. Much of the photos arepreviously published. News clippings areincluded from Saint Louis area newspapers. The photo above from the Parks Airport register includes signatures ofmany ladies who participated.
© 2013 by Terry L. Bowden