Sunday, June 11, 2006

Silas Christofferson Flies from Roof of Multnomah Hotel.

(June 11, 1912)

Christofferson prepares for takeoff on ramp atop the Multnomah Hotel.

Silas Christofferson flew from the roof of Portland's Multnomah Hotel across the Willamette and Columbia rivers to Pearson Field in Vancouver in his 40-horsepower-engine biplane in 12 minutes.

Christofferson's biplane takes off from roof of the Multnomah Hotel.

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