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Erdman Road just east of M-22


One of the most recognizable names in early aviation history, Harriet Quimby lived in this house located in Arcadia Township. Quimby’s parents settled into the area in the late 1860s and had later obtained this property by the early 1870s.

While her father was a farmer, Harriet’s mother made and sold various patent medicines. By the late 1880s, the family had moved to California. Harriet later became the first American woman to receive a pilot’s license as well as the first woman to fly by herself over the English Channel. In 1912 she perished in a plane accident on Dorchester Bay.

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