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Spokane Man Wants Monument To Aviator

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A Spokane man wants to build a monument to Cromwell Dixon, the 19-year-old known as the "Boy Aviator" who crashed and died in front of a big Spokane fair crowd in 1911.

Blaine Burrell said Dixon was an important person in the history of aviation. He has started a campaign to erect a monument to Dixon in time for next year's centennial of the accident.

On the day he died, a crowd of 5,000 packed the fair stands to see Dixon, who had recently become the first aviator to fly across the Continental Divide.
      
    

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