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Ruth Elder standing at the Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929. 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…

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Thea Rasche (left) and Ruth Elder (right) standing at the Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25, 1929. They are standing in front of Rasche’s Gypsy Moth #61. The first Women's Air Derby, also called the Powder Puff Derby, took place…

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Ruth Elder standing on Paul Cox Air Field during the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Caption on the back of the photograph reads "Three cheers for Ruth!!! Always smiling."

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Ruth Elder and Vera Dawn Walker’s planes at Paul Cox Airfield in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 25th during the 1929 Women's Air Derby. The foreground plane, No. 66, Swallow J-5, was flown by Ruth Elder. The other, No. 113, Curtiss Robin Challenger,…
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