WHO'S ON FIRST
This page on Nancy Allison Wright's Airmail Pioneers website offers a very nice story of Fred and his
airmail flight from Petaluma, Fred's home town, to Santa Rosa. It was made some six full months before Earle Ovington who is
generally credited with making the first airmail flight in the US. The story is well illustrated with several pictures, one a drawing made at
the time and a photograph showing Fred standing by his 1910 aeroplane on the occasion of a recreation of the flight in 1947. You can
access the page by clicking on the title above. While there, if time permits, you will be well rewarded to visit some of the other offerings of
this important website.