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Louise Thaden sitting in her Travel Air Wright Engine at the first Women’s Air Derby, which took place from August 18 to August 26, 1929. The nineteen women who participated flew from Santa Monica, California to Cleveland. Louise Thaden won with a…

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Aviatrix Louise Thaden sitting on the wing of an airplane.

Aviatrix Louise Thaden holding her victory wreath after arriving first to Cleveland, Ohio in the first Women's Air Derby in 1929 (later called the Powder Puff Derby).

Four aviatrices, Blanche Noyes, Helen Richey, Helen MacCloskey, and Louise Thaden, pose for a photo.
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