Book of the Week #48

Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation: Flying Over Winnipesaukee and Beyond by Jane Rice (Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2012)
"Here is the story of Robert S. Fogg, the Granite State's true pioneer of aviation, which includes many previously unpublished images of airplanes and aviators of the 1920s and 1930s. Bob Fogg brought aviation to Concord and the Weirs in the early '20s and he and his pilots introduced flying to a whole generation that grew up in that time period. For those interested in the history of the Lakes Region, it describes the seaplane base that was a prominent feature of the Weirs boardwalk from 1923 until the early 1950s, and the planes that hopped passengers from many lakeside resorts throughout New Hampshire. Classic Wacos, Travel Airs, Beech Staggerwings and Sikorsky amphibians that once plied the blue skies over Lake Winnipesaukee come to life again in the pages of this fascinating history." --publisher's blurb

Author Jane Rice is the granddaughter of NH aviator Thomas E. P. Rice and has worked at the Moultonborough Public Library for many years.

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