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Wright aviator, was performing in his Wright biplane, making exhibition flights & carrying passengers. A great deal of the coverage was devoted to the many women who flew as passengers. Mrs. Russell A. Alger, wife of the President of the Michigan Aero Club, was the first woman to make an airplane ride in Michigan. Her fourteen-year-old daughter Josephine, who went up shortly after her mother, was the youngest person in the U.S. ever to fly.

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Since women were involved, the newspaper was unable to resist a short fashion commentary: "Miss (Elizabeth) Loomis was the fouth passenger. There wsa not a trace of fear in her walk to the machine, only an eagerness to take her turn at flying. She was dressed in white,
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