Thursday, July 24, 2008

Late night open thread

Amelia Earhart would have been 111 years old today if she'd not flown on Seaturtle Airlines. Supposedly, Ms Earhart's ghost haunts the Landmark Inn in Marquette.

Time for Ypsilanti, After Dark


glimmertwinfan said...

Somewhat local connection to the First Lady of Flight...

Rising above neighboring buildings, the Historic Hillcrest still maintains the same presence it assumed upon its completion in 1920. Its dominance is derived of two contributors. First, the remarkable design of Hillcrest in the second renaissance revival style with influence taken from the Mediterranean style makes the building distinct to all of Toledo. Second is the role that Hillcrest has played in the history of the city. For years this property was the center of Toledo culture and social life. Well known for its elegant appointments, the Hillcrest was a destination not just for the many authors, artists, and business people who frequently visited, but also for celebrities. In 1933 Amelia Earhart visited the hotel, and as part of her campaign to assist pilots in locating the local airfield, painted a huge arrow on the roof.

Johnny Action Space Punk said...

That's awesome glimmetwinfan, thanks for that! I love backstories