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This article published in the Wichita Eagle covers the death of aviation pioneer Clyde V. Cessna. Cessna, who died at the age of 74, first became involved with aviation in 1911 when he built and flew his first airplane. By 1917, Cessna moved to Wichita, Kansas, and set up his first factory which produced a six-cylinder powered monoplane.

Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: November 21, 1954

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This article on Cessna's death can be used to help students review Cessna's accomplishments and his importance to the American aviation industry.

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Item Number: 213468
Call Number: K629.13, Aviation Clippings, Vol. 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213468

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