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Tue., Oct. 19, 2010, 1:01 p.m.

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Blaine Burrell hung this poster in Hillyard earlier this summer. Burrell is raising money for a monument to be dedicated to Cromwell Dixon who crashed his plane - at the age of 19 - during a show in 1911. (Pia Hallenberg)
Blaine Burrell hung this poster in Hillyard earlier this summer. Burrell is raising money for a monument to be dedicated to Cromwell Dixon who crashed his plane - at the age of 19 - during a show in 1911. (Pia Hallenberg)

I came across Blaine Burrell's fundraising poster in Hillyard the other day. Here's a link to Mike Prager's story about the monument Burrell would like to erect commemorating 19-year-old Cromwell Dixon, who crashed his plane at a fair on Oct. 2, 1911. Reportedly 12,000 people were watching. The crash site is located south of Trent Avenue and just west of Fiske Street, according to Burrell, who's been researching the so-called "boy aviator" extensively.




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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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