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Drawing of Clyde Cessna flying Silverwings over the family farm

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Drawing of Clyde Cessna flying Silverwings over the family farm on the Cessna Christmas card

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Race Pilot Roy Liggett with the CR2, "Miss Wanda"

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Race piolet Roy Liggett stands with the CR2, "Miss Wanda". Liggett was flying this plane when it malfunctioned mid-flight, killing him in the crash

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The Machine Shop

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This small shed is affectionately called the Machine Shop. It was here that Clyde Cessna, his wife, and his children lived from 1912-1914 until a house was moved to the property.

Cessna, The Comet, and J. J. Motor Co.

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Cessna stands in front of his 1917 plane, The Comet, and the J. J. Motor Co. factory which it was built.

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The Farm House

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This is a picture of Clyde Cessna's farmhouse. The house was moved onto the property in the mid-1910s and provided living space for him and his family.

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Wichita's Big Convention

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Full page from the Wichita Beacon over the Thresherman's convention, adds for threshers, and adds for Reo cars.

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Cessna Roots No. 2

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Clyde Cessna is shown cranking the Cessna Roots No. 2. This plane was completed in the fall of 1927.

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Silverwings

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Clyde Cessna takes off in Silverwings

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Kingman Youth Flies To Market And To Fairs

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Clyde Cessna was a farmer. While he tinkered on his air crafts and performed his flyovers he was always operating his Rago Farm. Cessna flew his planes to market, church, and to work in Wichita.

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The Strike Can't Stop C. Cessna

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Throughout his exhibition career during the infancy of aeronautics, Clyde Cessna's flyovers were a spectacle. Hundreds of people would gather to see his plane fly as many had never seen anything like it before.

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