Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 9 PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY Tiny Broadwick — accompanied my Chicago's mayor, Carter Harrison — is dripping wet as she prepares to present a wreath to Illinois Gov. Edward F. Dunn after landing in Lake Michigan in 1913. 7LI[EWXLI½VWX[SQERXSTEVEGLYXIMRXS[EXIVJVSQETPERI Tiny Broadwick — "The Doll Girl of Aviation" born near Oxford and raised in Henderson — seated in a sling hanging from the side of a biplane ahead of a parachute jump, with Glenn L. Martin piloting. according to a write-up by The National Air and Space Museum. He would come to adopt her, hence the name Tiny Broadwick. "Let me be a part of the show! Let me be a part of the show!" Dillon said of her great-grandmother's pleas to wangle her way into the Johnny J. Jones Exposition Show, then in a stop at Raleigh, and emerge as a headliner called "Doll Girl," wearing VYJ¾IHHVIWWFPSSQIVWERHFSRRIX 8LI½VWXNYQTJVSQEFMTPERIGEQI [MXLWXYRX¾]IV+PIRR01EVXMRPEXIVSJ aircraft manufacturing fame, at the controls and Tiny hanging from a trapeze-like swing suspended just behind the wing. At 2,000 JIIXSZIV0SW%RKIPIW´+VMJ½XL4EVO she released a lever that freed the seat, automatically pulling a string that opened XLITEVEGLYXIERHWIRXLIV¾SEXMRKXS the ground. "Her story was so amazing," said Kimbrell, noting the family was once ETTVSEGLIHEFSYXHSMRKE½PQSRLIVPMJI — called "Jump" — that never materialized. Her last jump came in 1922 — at the age of 29 — over San Diego. "I had made about 1,100 drops," she was quoted as saying in a 1961 interview with Continued on Next Page kk

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