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Remembering a First Lady During Women’s History Month

To get you thinking, stop with us for just a few minutes to remember this heroine of the past:

The First Lady of Parachuting

Vance County native “Tiny” Broadwick is now often called the “First Lady of Parachuting,” with a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for her achievements as a parachutist. In 1913—just a few years after the famous flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright at Kitty Hawk—Broadwick was the first women in America to jump from an airplane. When she died in 1978, the Army’s elite  Golden Knights were her pallbearers.

Find out more about Broadwick by visiting https://ncpedia.org/biography/broadwick-tiny

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