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South Carolina's First Airplane?

South Carolina's First Airplane

Text on postcard:

"Unless someone comes along with evidence to dispute it, this is a photograph of South Carolina's first airplane. It was purchased in 1911 for $1,000 by William MURCHISON of Dillon and F.E. Rowe and C.W. Dudley of Bennettsville. It was assembled in Hamer's pasture at Dillon on July 4 of that year. F.E. Rowe was the pilot. Note the three bicycle-type wheels on the bi-plane and the horses and buggies in the background.
(Photo published by courtesy of C.W. DUDLEY, Bennettsville, real estate dealer.)"


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