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Karen Paul
Karen Paul • 2 years ago

The watercolors of Charles A.A. Dellschau purport to chronicle the exploits of the Sonora Aero Club, active in California in the 1850s. Dellschau claimed that he and other members of the club built, flew, and then dismantled at least two flying machines. In accord with the club’s rule of secrecy, Dellschau showed the drawings to no one outside his family. Although Dellschau did live in Sonora in the 1850s, no area newspapers report flying machines or an other activities of a Sonora Aero Club.

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