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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, spent her life tinkering and creating. Taking things apart to see how they worked, and putting them back together to see if she could. 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.
After learning many ways on how to NOT do things, she finally was able to build an airplane that flew down an airfield, and back!

In this episode, Kirsten Larson, the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, joins us for some extra insight!

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