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Fairview, CA Hot Air Balloon Accident, Aug 1907

Pearl Frisby, an aeronaut, and his wife were nearly burned to death while their balloon was being inflated at Fairview, Cal. Frisby was throwing gasoline on the fire when his clothing ignited.

Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI 7 Aug 1907



article | by Dr. Radut