"From Griswold Field to Erie International Airport" relates the struggle of
the Erie aviation community to bring the Erie area into the 20th century
and flight. It became a convoluted saga of nearly epic proportions and such
notables as Charles "Lucky" Lindberg and World War I (& II) flying ace Jimmy
Doolittle were involved. Even today the airport website gives a broad view of
its earliest history.
– Sabina Freeman, B.A.
*This event is held at Corry Higher Education Council at 221 N. Center Street
** Please contact the Corry Higher Educational Council at 814-664-9405 to register for this event
Sabina S. Freeman, B.A.
Sabina Shields Freeman holds a BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University. For several years she wrote a history column about Fairview for Girard’s Cosmopolite, later publishing these articles as books. She is a charter member of Erie Yesterday and served on the Perry 200 Commission. Freeman has researched and written several books on aspects of local and area history and has lectured on these subjects at the Jefferson Educational Society. She is currently working on a biography of Dan Rice, whom she believes was the most talented circus showman of the 19th Century.