Karl Ort: Into the Wild Blue Yonder

York Daily Record blogger, and award winning author, Stephen H. Smith  will explain how Yorker Karl Ort earned his wings as a WWI aviator and  his pioneering accomplishments during the earliest days of commercial aviation. Based on Smith’s article in the recent release of the Journal of York County Heritage, Smith will highlight Ort’s impact on aviation and his experiences growing up in York. Additionally, Smith will also discuss other York County World War I aviators’ stories and sacrifices.

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Historical Society Museum
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

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Karl Ort: Into the Wild Blue Yonder

  •  Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30 a.m.
  • Historical Society Museum Library & Archives
  • Free Admission
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  •  November 10, 2018: Craig Bondra, Colonel, USA – “The American Expeditionary Force in World War I”
  •  December 8, 2018: June Lloyd – “Anna Dill Gamble, Woman Suffragist”

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