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ONLINE RESOURCES - 1
     If you search for "Matthew B. Sellers", using the Google search engine, (8-10-09), you will find about 271 links. The most comprehensive and helpful is the following.
 

 
 
THE BIOGRAPHY OF MATTHEW B. SELLERS
     "Since childhood, Barbara Sellers, granddaughter of Matthew B. Sellers, II, has been fascinated with flight and about her grandfather, one of Americas well respected aviation pioneers, whom she never got to know. Over the last decade she has spent her spare time collecting information on Matthew."
     Just recently, 8-10-09, I was alerted by Barbara to this primary source of information which she has assembled . It offers a wealth of information about his life and career and includes numerous important photographs which can be found nowhere else. It also serves to announce the publishing of the story of Matthew B. Sellers, II, "A Moment in Time" which will be available from the Publisher, Mill City Press around November 15, 2009, perhaps sooner. You can access it by clicking on the title above.
 

 
 
BLAKEMORE, HOME OF MATTHEW SELLERS
     On this website you will find a very comprehensive story of Matthews Seller's career and of his many contributions to aviation. I was alerted to this unique site by Garrett and Sherry Lowe, to whom I am very grateful. You can access it by clicking on the title above.
 

 
 
AVIATION MUSEUM OF KENTUCKY
     Matthew Sellers was enshrined in the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame in 1996. From this homepage you will find the little portrait which I was allowed to copy to introduce his story along with a brief biography. You can visit the page by clicking on the title above.
     I especially recommend that you search for and click on the link which is titled, "15-minute video." It is a little hard to find in the text, but leads to a fascinating video which highlights many of the important events in Kentucky, including the career of Matthew B. Sellers. It even shows a brief clip of his quadraplane in flight. Astounding!
     If you look to the extreme right of the page, near the bottom, you will find links to "Kentucky Aviation Pioneers." You have a choice of three stories, Willa Brown Chappell (1906-1992), Matthew B. Sellers II (1869-1932), and Solomon Lee Van Meter Jr. (1888-1937). Each of these biographies are comprehensive and interesting.
     If time permits, you might want to go back to the homepage and sample some of the many other interesting features which are available.
 

 
 
ROADSIDE MEMORIAL MARKER
     On this website you will find a very nice picture of the Roadside Memorial Marker in Carter County, Kentucky, with a reproduction of the text for easier reading. The site was the result of a project initiated by 7th grade Social Studies Class from West Carter Middle School under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Carter. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
     Toward the bottom of the page, you will find this link:
"To view research papers, and portfolio entries by Mr. Carter's class on this subject click here."
     If you click on the link, you will gain access to four papers which were researched by students in the class. I think you will be favorably impressed when you read the papers by Samantha, Corey, Jacob Offill and Zachary Stevens.
 

 
 
ONLINE RESOURCES - 2
     If you search for "Link Binion", using the Google search engine, (10-29-07), you will find one especially interesting link.
 

 
 
Rowan County News Centennial Edition--Index
     If you click on the title, you will open the HTML version of this page. On it you will find the following item.

"PAGE: 82 CARTER COUNTIAN HAD CHANCE TO BEAT WRIGHT BROTHERS IN INVENTION OF AIRPLANE
CONTENT NOTES: EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AIRPLANE WAS CONDUCTED AS EARLY AS 1900 IN NEARBY CARTER COUNTY; THESE FACTS WERE RECALLED IN ROWAN'S CENTENNIAL YEAR BY MRS. R.L. MAUK OF MOREHEAD, WHOSE UNCLE, LINK BINION, WAS KILLED IN THE EARLY 1900'S WHILE HELPING TO LAUNCH AN EARLY MODEL AIRPLANE; BINION WAS AN ASSISTENT TO MATTHEW SELLERS, A NOW ALMOST LEGENDARY FIGURE WHO PIONEERED IN AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH IN THE RELATIVE WILDERNESS OF CARTER COUNTY


     If you visit the link on the Google page, you can also open a "document" file using Word.
 

 
 
VIDEO CLIP
     I was alerted to this video clip by Barbara Sellers via email on May 21, 2008. It is found in the WKYT 27 Archives and reports on the ceremony at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.
     Barbara also reported on the actions in the House and Senate in Frankfort where they read a Resolution declaring it "Matthew B. Sellers Day" March 29 in the State of Kentucky. You can view the video clip by clicking on the title above.
 

 
 
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