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Henderson, Kentucky. Following an exhibition at Logansport, Indiana, on May 31st, he flew to Elwood, Indiana, for a date there. He next flew at Vincennes and Indian-apolis, in Indiana, then returned to Kentucky here he gave exhibitions at Hopkins-ville and Paducah. On severaly of these dates Adams flew cross-country first place to place instead instead of shipping his plane. Later he exhibited in the Dakotas and was at the South Dakota State Fair at Sioux Falls September 11th ti 15th. May 20th to 28th, 1916, Adamsflow at the military Aviation Tournament, at Sheepshead Bay, Long Island, of out. Also flying at this event were Katherine Stinson, Tex Millman, Victor Carlstrom, Ruth Law, Stove MacGordon and Lawrence Sperry. Daily military demonstrations took place and Adams won first place in the bomb dropping events. He made an excellent showing and gave fine demonstrations of looping and acrobatic flying. In July Adams was again flying exhibitions in the mid-west. That month he and Jean Domenjos flew at Cleveland where Adams raced Dario Resta's racing automobile. Heading west, he flew at Grand Falls, North Dakota, in August, and then, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On September 2nd he made the first cross-country flight ever made in Colorado when he flew from Loveland to Longmont, 21 miles in 15 minutes. Late that full Adams became a civillian flying instructor at the new Government flying school for the Aviation Section, Signal Corps, U.S. Army, at Ashburn Field, Chicago Illinois. This school grew rapidly, training military flying recruits, and by January, 1917, sixteen civillian instructors had been assigned to duty there. That month the entire operation moved to Menphis, Tennessee, for the winter months where very active training continued through the winter. In the spring the schools operations were moved to Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois, where Adams continued in this service through World War 1. After the War he evidently returned to the Curtiss organization where he re-mained an employee until Curtiss established a private experimental developement group in Florida in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The last known residence of Adams was in 1936 when he was still employed by the Curtis Aerocar Company at Coral Gables, Florida. His further history is not known. what become of him. he was a member of the Early Birds organization 2
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