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We get the RV ready and head towards Atchison, Kansas the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. I have been fascinated by here since I was a child and now I will a chance to see the home and museum.

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897 and was raised here in the Midwest. This was a time when women usually married and stayed at home.

Amelia had a great love of travel and a spirit of adventure and wanted to learn to fly.

In her short span of time allowed her here she accomplished many flying firsts, the first woman to fly the Atlantic, the Pacific and the first to attempt an around the world flight.

It was on this flight that she and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific on July 2, 1935. There is still speculation as to what happened that day as there as been nothing definitive found in hundreds of searches.

The home is that of her grandparents where she spent much of her childhood and now serves as a museum of her accomplishments. The items there are a mixture of items that belonged to Amelia or her parents and grandparents or items relating to her flying career.

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