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Emma Lilian Todd: First Woman to Build an Airplane

Women of HERstory: A podcast

Release Date: 09/15/2020

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Emma Lilian Todd, a life long inventor, after spending time working in the US Patent Office, seeing patents for new flying machines cross her desk every day, she knew she had to try her hand. Kirsten Larson, the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, joins us for some extra insight! Link to MERCH: https://www.bonfire.com/store/women-of-herstory-a-podcast/