|Cal Rodgers is sitting on the wing of the plane with his foot on the cross bar|
Rodgers had been promised $50,000 from William Randolph Hearst for flying from New York to Los Angeles, navigating by following the Charles & Alton Railroad tracks. Rodgers had received about ninety hours of instruction from the Wright brothers before setting out on the first trans-continental flight.
Maybe that was something Theodorus inherited? That led him to Detroit? We'll never know.
|Source: Tracing the Quote|