April 1965 - Monthly. Vol. 29, No. 4
Publication Office - Dublin, New Hampshire 03444
Contributed by Brenda Tackett, 7-5-10
THAT NEW ENGLAND
Photo by Arthur K. L. Watson and
This seems to be the only picture series in existence of a balloon ascension (of that Period) from beginning to end.
Photo #1 shows the balloon being filled with hot air in a corner of the Pequot School grounds. Waiting to go up with it is Clarence C. Bonnette of St Johnsbury, Vermont, who was to become New England's most famous and beloved balloonist. (See Alton H. Blackinton's interview with Bonnette, forty years later, on page 144).
The furnace which filled the balloon with hot air and smoke is not visible in this picture. It was
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