Historic marker commemorates Fort Worth's first flight

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    FORT WORTH — Fort Worth celebrated the city's place in aviation history on Saturday.

    The Fort Worth Aviation Museum dedicated a state historic marker commemorating the first powered flight in Fort Worth on January 12, 1911. That took a lot of effort more than a century ago.

    "A group called the Moisant International Aviators came here on trains," the museum's executive director Jim Hodgson explained. "They packed up the airplanes, and then they'd have to rebuild them every time they got to a location, and they put on a flight demonstration."
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    Without these beginnings by a few we wouldn't be there in terms of aviation advances around the world. Thanks for sharing, a great reminder. :)
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