In this article from the Topeka Journal, Albin K. Longren predicts that air travel will soon be as common and affordable as travel by motor vehicle. Longren also contends that the airplane manufacturing plant that he intends on setting up will be capable of producing twenty-five airplanes per day in order to meet the anticipated demand.
Creator: Topeka Journal
Date: June 12, 1919
This article is an excellent resource that helps students comprehend the level of enthusiasm that accompanied aviation in its early days. In particular, the article helps students appreciate the fact that many aviation pioneers sincerely believed that airplanes would be a common as cars throughout the United States.
KS: 7th: 4.2.A. significance of the work of entrepreneurial Kansans in the aviation industry
Item Number: 213296
Call Number: K629.13, Aviation Clippings, Vol. 1, 1909-1930, item 113
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213296
Business and Industry - Aviation - Production - Longren
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Aviation entrepreneurs (Indicator 6) - Albin Longren
Date - 1910s - 1919
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Newspaper - clipping
People - Notable Kansans - Longren, Albin K.
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870 - 1920
Transportation - Air Travel - Companies - Longren
Type of Material - Newspapers - Clippings