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The first Women's Air Derby, also called the Powder Puff Derby, took place between August 18 and August 27, 1929. The flight began in Santa Monica, California and ended in Cleveland, Ohio with some stops for rest and refueling in between. One of…

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Pictured on the left is German first women pilot Thea Rasche and on the right is Ruth Elder. The two are taking a break from their flying at Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929. Rasche's total elapsed time for the race that…

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Photo of Ruth Elder standing on Paul Cox Air Field during the 1929 first ever Women's Air Derby Race. Elder is seen here smiling with planes in the background. Caption on the back of the photograph reads "Three cheers for Ruth!!! Always…

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Women pause at Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana two days before the end of the first Women's Air Derby. The foreground plane, No. 66, Swallow J-5, was flown by Ruth Elder. The other, No. 113, Curtiss Robin Challeger, was flown by Vera Dawn…
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