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The June 10, 1921 edition of the Williams News announces the arrival of Lieutenant Alexander Pearson, who made historic survey flights at the Grand Canyon and northern Arizona. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

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The year 1921 stands unique in the history of United States aeronautics. World War I had just ended, and a stimulus of popular curiosity emerged regarding the aircraft that essentially won the war.

By Wendy Howell March 6, 2018