Atchison Sees Interest Spike In Amelia Earhart
Associated Press - Mon 10:22 AM 07/02/2012
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. She disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
Interest in aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart is high in her early childhood home and birthplace of Atchison on the 75th anniversary of her disappearance.
An influx of visitors have been flocking to the city about 45 miles northwest of Kansas City.
One popular destination is the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, which is housed in the home where Earhart was born in 1897.
Helping to fuel the flow of visitors are renewed efforts to learn what happened to Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan. They disappeared July 2, 1937, while flying from New Guinea to Howland Island.
The flight was part of Earhart's attempt to become the first female pilot to circumnavigate the globe.
Associated Press information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch